Microsoft’s Office 365 ecosystem offers organizations unparalleled benefits when managing content in a secure cloud environment that is accessible to its users from virtually any device. For life science organizations using the cloud to manage and maintain regulated content, the transition to Office 365 can be a demanding and tedious task requiring the input of many stakeholders.
From a quality management perspective, a key concern for life science organizations is how to best perform a vendor assessment of cloud providers. A comprehensive vendor assessment is essentially a rigorous due diligence process to thoroughly investigate controls and ensure that prospective cloud vendors meet GxP regulations and standards.
In the following article, we'll examine our vendor assessment methodology outlined in more detail as well as the reasoning behind employing this approach for increasing compliance in the cloud.