Keep it Your Way

LTD consultancy services offer you piece of mind for your information management projects and requirements through our tailor made service as we know one solution does not fit all!

As we appreciate Consultancy is an investment for any organisation and we pride ourselves on providing value added for all of our work in a cost effective way.

Our consultants are highly experienced, knowledgeable and qualified professionals with over 150 years of experience working in Data Protection, Microsoft 365 & SharePoint and the Information Management industry.

Please see below the services we can offer:

Microsoft 365 Consultancy

Information 365 Design

Microsoft 365 is easy to setup poorly and difficult to setup well. Its breadth and depth of functionality, and its evergreen nature makes it difficult to configure effectively and hence deliver business value. It may appear that you can use Microsoft 365 applications and services like SharePoint and Teams out-of-the-box.
But left to grow organically without proper thought and planning, your Microsoft 365 environment can quickly become an unmanageable source of risk. This can leave you open to data security issues, data breaches, poor data quality, and lead you to invest in add-on applications that are costly and often unnecessary.

We can provide:

  • Microsoft 365 vision, strategy and business case
  • Microsoft 365 information architecture inc. SharePoint and Teams information architectures
  • Intranet and extranet implementations
  • Document and records management systems
  • Enterprise content management portals
  • Compliance Centre configuration and Microsoft 365 governance policies

Information Governance and Assurance

Information governance requires a holistic approach that addresses information issues first and foremost to enable you to effectively manage your business.
To be competitive today you need to be able leverage your information to maximise business efficiency. But how well are you managing your information? may be monitoring incident reporting and policy checklists for your information, but these are only indicators. These cannot tell you how well you are managing your
information. This can mean that you will miss out on critical insights to help you run your business more effectively; avoid duplication; and reduce compliance risks.

We can provide:

  • Risk assessments and help with governance frameworks
  • Guidance with policies access models and maturity models
  • Analysis of what information your Company has

This will be essential for an effective MS 365 information architecture and migration plan

Migration plan

Systems have to change over time. This results in organisations needing to carry out information migration from one system to another, often at huge cost and effort.Whether you are migrating to a new system or upgrading an old one, you need to move the information within it – including all the metadata that has been built up over time and has a high business value. We can help you do this the right way, reducing risks, managing complexity, controlling costs and timescales, and minimising downtime.

We can provide:

•Migration strategy and approach
•Data export, processing and analysis tooling
•Configured COTS tooling, if needed
•Source to target data mapping outputs
•Migration procedures and processes
•Ad hoc data manipulation techniques
•User guidance and quality assurance
•Manual processing, if needed

Information Strategy

The increasingly complex information environment demands that organisations now apply strategic planning disciplines to the management of their information.
The high volumes of information and data which are being generated in today’s digital environment drives an increased and urgent need for information management practices to be addressed. Although the number of technology advancements such as AI provide opportunities, without taking a holistic and strategic approach the management of information an organisation’s ability to leverage these is severely compromised.

We can provide:

  • Identification of vision and target state
  • Gap analysis of current state and target state
  • Information risk evaluation and SWOT
  • Transformation plan
  • Strategy action plan

Information Discovery

To gain value from your information, rather than just accepting ever-increasing management costs and risks, you need to understand the information you have. Information discovery is the first step on this path. Most information held in systems grows organically, usually without an overarching information strategy or
information architecture to manage this growth. This can result in less oversight as to the information you have, which can in turn lead to duplicated, fragmented, redundant, insecure and unmanageable information.

Discovering the information your organisation holds and its characteristics are important steps in understanding, managing and then getting value from your information. This is an important first step in preparing to move to a cloud solution such as Office 365 and SharePoint Online, designing its information architecture or considering what content to migrate.

We can provide:

  • A summary and detailed analysis of the information you hold
  • Visual and tabular outputs describing your information
  • A recommendations report describing information strengths and potential problem areas
  • A strategy and roadmap to remediate or improve your information holdings

Information Architecture

An information architecture (IA) within Microsoft 365 is crucial because there are many design and configuration decisions that need to be taken
before implementation starts. Structuring your information to make it easy to find, and to see new connections and patterns can give you powerful
insights into your organisation. An  (IA) is a crucial initial step to the successful implementation of any information system. You wouldn’t start building a house without an architecture and the same logic applies to building a system. A good IA requires that content, technology, people, business requirements, and cultural factors all considered at the same time.

We can help you with your IA get in touch to find out more.

Information Management Consultancy

UK GDPR & DPA Compliance audits

Our proven methodology in completing Compliance requests will give you confidence in our services. We offer tailor made reviews which start from 2 days, the time allocated is based on the organisations requirements and size.

On completion of the audit a RAG rated report is offered as evidence of compliance and an action plan to continue on your Data Protection Compliance journey.

The Management of Data Subject Access requests and Freedom of Information

Our LTD consultants are available to support you with the management of Data Subject Access and Freedom of Information requests. This can be either by overseeing the process for you, providing a review of your management processes or assist in reviews and audits. We can offer a flexible, tailor made service to suit your requirements.

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Outsourced Data Protection Officer

The UK GDPR requires a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the following circumstances;

  • The processing is carried out by a public authority or body, except for courts acting in their judicial capacity;
  • The core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing operations which, by virtue of their nature, their scope and/or their purposes, require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale; or
  • The core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing on a large scale of special categories of data

The DPO should be nominated on the basis of “professional qualities” which include “expert knowledge of Data Protection law and Practices”.

LTD offer 3 cost efficient packages (Bronze, Silver and Gold) to suit any budget  enquire for further information

Customer Comments

LTD is the best route to simplifying GDPR compliance. Their work and explanation have made, what was, a complicated requirement into such an easy to manage process. Their skills are second to none and are great fun to work with. If you want to find the best way to become complaint with your business, they are without a doubt the people to speak to.

Company Director

I am so pleased that we engaged with Leadership Through Data to help us! The work LTD carried out has enabled me to break down the various tasks that we need to complete to become GDPR – compliant, and I am no longer scared of this four-letter acronym!

Company Director

Highly knowledgeable in GDPR and other IG requirements, fun to work with and totally human in their approach.

Head of Information Governance