Are you getting the most from your N365 Agreement?

As you will be aware, NHS organisations in England can now access the most up to date Microsoft 365 product suite in a new agreement set out by NHS Digital and NHSX. The agreement provides significant additional discounts for the NHS and covers the following:

  • Office 365 for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Email and Teams collaboration, updating both existing Office 2010 licensing and NHS mail services. A range of “online only” and “full desktop” versions are available.
  • Windows 10 secure operating system for PC and Laptop and other devices.
  • Advanced Threat Protection for additional cyber security protection, extended to include servers as part of the new service.
  • Windows Server Client Access Licensing (CALS) replacing and updating the Windows 2008R2 Server CALs currently used by the NHS to access local and national clinical and administrative systems that run on Windows Servers.
  • System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) and InTune to upgrade existing licensing to help local organisations effectively manage their Microsoft software estate.
  • Optional NHS wide directory for identity management and access control, email and phone contacts.
  • A 24-hour helpdesk to support users (nhs.net NHS Shared tenant option only).
  • A comprehensive programme of help, guidance and support to help local organisations complete their migration to the new service.

 

Implement and Optimise N365

The new Microsoft agreement is available now and will run until April 2023. Organisations must fully implement all agreed elements of the deal by no later than October 2021 and Phoenix are in a great position to be your partner of choice and work strategically with your trust to ensure you get the most from your investments.

We can assist in the implementation and optimisation of the N365 agreement and have developed an easy to follow three step process:

1 – Prepare

  • Understanding your users, mitigating unnecessary cost and optimising your technology
  • Exploring the technology, how it can help and the creating the right fit for your Trust
  • Envisioning, objectives and planning

2 – Empower

  • Implementing the new technology in line with best practice and security protocols
  • Delivering technology to end users
  • Ensuring the technology continues to deliver

3 – Cultivate

  • Ensuring users get the most out of their new technology
  • Secure collaboration and accessible teamwork
  • Ongoing platform security and optimisation

NHS Office 365 Cloud Solutions Services

As the 2019 Microsoft Modern Workplace Global Partner of the Year, Phoenix are a team of experts and are ideally placed to support you not only across Modern Work and Security, but additional workloads such as Azure, Managed Services as well as the Power Platform and Data & AI.

By implementing these solutions, you will ensure that your staff will be able to communicate more effectively and have access to the information, applications and services they need, reducing the administrative burden on staff and improving patient safety.

You have embraced N365 now why ensure your trust’s cyber resilience strategy for email is truly effective? Find out more in our interative infograpic.

Start getting the most from your N365 agreement today

Talk to our dedicated Healthcare Team on 01904 562200, email hello@phoenixs.co.uk or fill in the form opposite.