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General Data Protection Regulation is here, are you ready?

GDPR is here, are you ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect today (25/05/2018). Not many companies will be 100% ready for today’s deadline. What about you? Are you still struggling with the requirements the European privacy regulation is imposing?

Have a look at our infographic below for a quick summary about the new privacy and data rules and how we approach the GDPR.

Get in touch, we can help you to become GDPR compliant!

 

General Data Protection Regulation is here, are you ready? Contact Admiral Dynamics.

Summit EMEA Dublin 2018

Day 2 @ Summit EMEA Dublin 2018

As you could already read on our blog, our colleague Laurent Van Aert is currently attending the Summit EMEA in Dublin. You can read Laurent’s first day report here.

Curious how day 2 at the Summit EMEA Dublin 2018 went? Then you should read further:

“It has again been a packed day full of sessions! In the morning an elaborative session around 360° Customer Service Engagement provided us with a broad scope of possibilities for delivering a professional approach towards customers using PowerApps, Unified Service Desk solutions and more tools depending on the various ways of interaction with customers throughout the entire servicing journey.

As the deadline for being GDPR compliant is approaching rapidly, Microsoft demonstrated not only how they ensure being compliant as a data controller, but also how the Microsoft solution delivers the necessary tools and functionalities for any organisation or company in order to respond to the different challenges concerning the privacy regulation.

In the afternoon, a session on full Office 365 integration using SharePoint, OneDrive and OneNote provided quite some insights in how this can be set up efficiently and how to assure an effective empowerment of employees surfing on the wave of digital transformation. Furthermore we also had the opportunity to get deeper insights in how to guarantee an efficient implementation of Portals, including Microsoft’s new v8 multiple out-of-the-box solutions.

A final highlight of the day definitely was the Vodafone Iceland case about a effective customer engagement project using Dynamics 365/CRM showing that any digital transformation program needs to be driven by and carried throughout the entire organisation to ensure being successful. It was again a very enriching day! Tomorrow it’s already the last one but my expectations are (still) high!”

Check out this blog post for an update on day 3 of the Summit EMEA Dublin 2018.

ClickDimensions will be GDPR compliant by the May 25 deadline

ClickDimensions will be GDPR compliant by the May 25 deadline

Now the deadline of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is coming closer we are happy to read that our partner ClickDimensions is also taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the GDPR. ClickDimensions is the marketing automation solution for Microsoft Dynamics 365, which lots of our clients and ourselves are already using for all their email marketing and marketing automation practices.

GDPR and ClickDimensions

The General Data Protection Regulation (in short: GDPR) is a new regulation imposed by the European Union to ensure data protection and privacy of EU residents. Any organisation collecting or processing personal data of EU citizens has to be compliant with the GDPR. ClickDimensions being a data processor will meet all requirements imposed on data processors. Companies using the ClickDimensions software are considered data collectors and are accountable for their compliance.

Luckily, ClickDimensions will work on features within their tool to make it easier and more efficient for their clients like ourselves to manage GDPR-compliance. More concrete details about these changes will become clear in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned on this blog for more related info!

About ClickDimensions

For the ones who are not that familiar with ClickDimensions yet, it’s an easy-to-use marketing solution fully embedded in Dynamics 365. This means that its features are accessed through the Dynamics interface and that all the data is stored within your CRM database (and not in a separate marketing tool). As we are working with ClickDimensions for our own marketing activities, we can assure you that it’s very straight-forward and intuitive to use.

You can read more about ClickDimensions and their readiness plans for being GDPR compliant by May 25 on their blog.

If you still have a question about ClickDimensions, GDPR or marketing automation software, do not hesitate and contact us through our contact form.

 

Image source: ClickDimensions

20171206 - Gear up for GDPR - Breakfast seminar

Gear up for GDPR

Everyone is talking about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) these days, mainly focusing on the enormous sanctions when violating the new data protection rules. Instead of spreading more panic, we invited GDPR expert Hans Demeyer to present the European regulation and tell us more about the opportunities and even profit one could generate thanks to GDPR.

On December 6 (the same day as Saint-Nicholas) we organised the morning seminar “Gear up for GDPR”. Presenter of the day, Hans Demeyer, started with a clear explanation on what GDPR actually stands for. After the more theoretical part, he told the story of Sophie and her privacy to make it more concrete. As it was an interactive seminar, our participants also worked together in small groups to brainstorm about diverse questions.

Looking at some of the feedback we received after the event, we believe the event was definitely worth attending!

Such a heavy subject explained in a simple and clear way. Hands-on training.

The presenter was great!

I learned that there’s no reason to panic. You just have to be transparent in what you do with all the data.

Tangible tips. Very inspiring and interactive.

Nice to know: more than 92% of the participants of the “Gear up for GDPR” seminar would recommend others to attend this seminar.

Therefore we are arranging a second session on February 7, 2018. You can register for this event on our website. Don’t hesitate and have yourself immersed in this hot subject! If you can’t make it on that date, contact us for more information about this matter. We are happy to help you to become GDPR compliant.