Sparkrock Teams Up with consulting firm Queue Associates Worldwide China HK Limited to support digital transformations within NGO, human resource, and primary and secondary organisations globally.
From Cybertechaccord.com: “Twenty years ago today, the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime, commonly known as the ‘Budapest Convention,’ became the first-ever international treaty on cybercrime. In the years since, it has been the leading international instrument supporting cooperation between nations working to combat cybercrime.
The Cybersecurity Tech Accord and its signatories want to express our support and appreciation for the Convention and its objectives and join governments, industry, and civil society organisations worldwide in celebrating the Convention’s anniversary by reflecting on the key role it plays in helping protect our society against cybercrime.”
Queue Associates Worldwide China / Hong Kong, Ltd. has been closely following and implementing solutions surrounding cybersecurity, in partnership, globally, with Microsoft. Queue is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, in numerous competencies including security — and a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Gold Partner — and ISO Certified for the execution and management of security policy. Queue is also a member of and signatory for the Tech Accord–please click on the link below:
This critical information about the Convention — “a truly global instrument over the past 20 years, ratified by 66 governments from across different regions and used by many more as a guideline for domestic cybercrime legislation” — and the Tech Accord and their efforts is highly valuable to Queue’s team for our client and partner initiatives.
Contact Queue Associates Worldwide China HK
Please contact Queue Associates Worldwide China, HK, Ltd. (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) to learn more about our services and research related to data and cyber security, as well as other solutions. You can reach us by completing the FORM ON OUR CONTACT PAGE (please include “Cybersecurity Tech Accord” in the comments), or by calling us at +852 8191 6049.
The Value of Investing in Privacy Compliance – Jeffrey Goldstein, Queue Associates: Voices for Innovation
Jeffrey Goldstein, Managing Director of Queue Associates Worldwide China, HK, Ltd., contributed a blog post to the US organization, Voices for Innovation (VFI) about initiatives that he has undertaken regarding data privacy for the all of the websites for his companies in different geographies.
In the post, Mr. Goldstein stated that “Microsoft partners — and every tech business — should provide strong privacy protections for their customers.” He continued, indicating that, “companies and customers alike would benefit from a single, unified federal data privacy law. But in the absence of that law [in the United States], we’ll benefit if state laws are closely compatible with each other and with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”
Revelations from Audits of Queue’s Websites
Mr. Goldstein described the project in which Queue Associates invested to ensure data privacy on the three websites for his different international companies. The companies are based in Greater China, in the United Kingdom — the website for which was to be made to adhere strictly to GDPR — and in the United States. In this effort, for all of the sites for his different companies, he explained that it “made sense for us to seek outside help, so we contracted with a company called, The Data Privacy Group, Ltd. (DPG). When we first hired DPG, they conducted an audit of our websites and other technology. We were shocked to learn the extent to which we were out of compliance—even though we had not neglected privacy or security.”
Next Steps Towards Compliance
In the complete VFI post, Mr. Goldstein elaborated on the findings of the Data Privacy Group, and the extensive work undertaken by DPG and Queue Associates to follow laws and guidelines for web and data privacy in multiple countries. This effort is also bolstered by Queue’s recent achievement of ISO 27001 certifications. The companies, in each continent, sought to meet international standards on information security through these ISO certifications for their Microsoft Dynamics and other Microsoft-related initiatives for clients in these three geographies.
Read the Complete Post on the Voices for Innovation (VFI) Website
Contact Queue Associates Worldwide China HK
Please contact Queue Associates Worldwide China, HK, Ltd. (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) to learn more about our privacy initiatives for our clients and our company, and how we can serve your needs. You can reach us by completing the FORM ON OUR CONTACT PAGE (please include “Data Privacy” in the comments), or by calling us at +852 8191 6049.
Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner 金牌合作夥伴 Achieves ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 Certifications 榮獲 ISO 9001：2015和ISO 27001：2013認證
Achievements Reflect Firm’s Commitment to Quality, Safety and Information Security Management in Delivering Microsoft-Focused Solutions
HONG KONG, 04 February 2021 (original press release publication date) – Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner focused on consulting and implementation services for Microsoft Dynamics 365 intelligent business applications and other complementary Microsoft offerings. Queue China is proud to announce that it has achieved prestigious International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications for Greater China, including Hong Kong and additional parts of the Asia Pacific region, and for other locations across the globe.
ISO 9001:2015 certification provides a model for Queue China to help build effective quality management systems for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and other related client initiatives throughout complete project lifecycles. This specific standard is based on several quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, an involvement of high-level organisation management, a process-oriented approach, and an ongoing improvement of processes. All are attributes essential to Microsoft Dynamics 365 application selection, implementation and customisation, and support.
ISO 27001:2013 is the internationally recognised standard describing the requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS). It represents a blueprint for building a solid foundation for information security. Queue China’s achievement of this certification demonstrates its continued commitment to following the highest standards in data security and privacy for all Microsoft application, cloud, desktop image and remote work paradigms. The standard also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks.
“Our ISO recognitions are important accomplishments for Queue China,” said Jeffrey Goldstein, Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd.’s Managing Director. “They are part of our comprehensive, long-term commitment to maintaining quality, safety and information security in delivering our Microsoft-focused solutions. Those services are centred on an organisation’s most sensitive information—including financial and customer data and related applications, and virtual and on-premises infrastructure housing those assets.”
With the two ISO achievements, Queue China is provided with the framework needed to help consistently meet customer expectations and regulatory requirements. Queue China’s ISO certifications were issued through a rigorous process overseen by QMS International, one of the leading ISO certification bodies.
About Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd
Queue Associates Worldwide, China, Ltd., a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Certified Partner, is a full-service consulting firm, based in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, focused on providing Microsoft Dynamics 365 (including ERP and CRM offerings), cloud and other related solutions to various-sized organisations in the Greater China, Hong Kong, and Asia-Pacific Region (APAC) regions and for global clients. In addition to the Dynamics 365 suite, this includes Microsoft Azure Cloud, Microsoft 365, Management Reporter, PowerBI, SharePoint and other platforms.
Please visit: https://queueassoc.com.hk/
Also, to learn more about our ISO Certifications, please visit the CERTIFICATIONS page of our website.
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Chinese Version 中文版
Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd.【 Microsoft Dynamics金牌合作夥伴】榮獲 ISO 9001：2015和ISO 27001：2013認證
2021年2月4日，香港（原始新聞發布日期): Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. 是Microsoft金牌認證合作夥伴，專註於為Microsoft Dynamics 365智能商務應用程序和其他相關Microsoft軟件產品提供諮詢和安裝服務。Queue China 自豪地宣告其已經通過大中華地區，包括香港和其他亞太地區，以及全球其他地區的ISO 9001：2015和ISO 27001：2013的認證。
ISO 9001：2015認證為Queue China建立了一個質量管理系統模型，以幫助公司在為Microsoft Dynamics 365和其他相關客戶工作中提供高效的質量管理服務。該認證標準基於多個質量管理原則，其中包括以客戶為中心，高層組織管理的參與，以過程為導向以及對過程的持續改進等。所有這些管理原則對於Microsoft Dynamics 365應用程序的挑選，實施和自定義以及服務都是必不可少的。
ISO 27001：2013是國際公認的信息安全管理系統（ISMS）的標準要求，是代表了為信息安全奠定堅實基礎的重要藍圖。 Queue China 的此項認證表明了其對所有Microsoft應用程序，雲端服務，桌面映像和遠程工作範例遵循最高級別的數據安全性和隱私性標準的承諾。同時，該標準還包括對信息安全風險進行評估和處理的要求.
“得到ISO的認證是我們公司的一項重要成就。”Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. 的董事總經理Jeffrey Goldstein說， “这是我們長期以來在提供以Microsoft產品為核心的服務時，維護質量安全和信息安全承諾的一部分。我們提供的服務涉及客戶公司的敏感信息，包括財務和客戶數據及其相關應用程序，以及容納這些數據和程序的線上和本地架構系統。”
憑藉這兩項ISO認證的通過，Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. 將在ISO認證的框架下持續提供滿足客戶期望和法規要求的服務。 該兩項認證是通過國際領先的ISO認證機構之一QMS International嚴格的監督程序下頒發的.
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Queue Associates Worldwide China, Ltd. 是Microsoft Dynamics金牌認證合作夥伴，是一家提供全方位服務的諮詢公司。總部位於香港銅鑼灣，致力於面向大中華地區，香港和亞太地區（APAC）以及全球其他地區的各種規模的公司以及組織提供Microsoft Dynamics 365（包括ERP和CRM產品），雲端和其他相關服務。除了Dynamics 365系列，他們的服務還包括Microsoft Azure，Microsoft 365，Management Reporter，PowerBI，SharePoint和其他平臺。
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Responding to COVID-19: Partner guidance and resources – Gavriella Schuster, CVP, Microsoft One Commercial Partner
On 16 March, 2020, Gavriella Schuster, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft One Commercial Partner, updated the Microsoft Partner Community on the company’s activities surrounding the global COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) occurrence, offering resources and guidance to Partners for continued work activities and support for clients. Read the complete post, below. Note that Ms. Schuster, and the entire Microsoft community, are continually updating us on COVID-19-related activities throughout the ongoing situation.
To our Partners,
As the world responds to the outbreak of COVID-19, our thoughts are with the people affected and the medical professionals working around the clock to help those most at need. At Microsoft, we’re working to do our part by ensuring the safety of our employees, striving to protect the health and well-being of the communities in which we operate, and providing technology, tips and resources to our customers and partners to help them do their best work while remote.
Many of our partners and customers have asked us to share the details of how we enable remote work for such a large workforce. I wanted to share with you some of our resources and best practices, as well as provide visibility into services available to you:
Best practices and discussion for remote work
Best practices on enabling effective remote work, based on our internal learnings.
The Microsoft Tech Community has launched a new interactive forum for sharing of best practices and other discussions across fellow customers, partners, and Microsoft subject matter experts
Teams is a pivotal part of the remote work experience, and Microsoft is committed to making Teams available to everyone.
For customers who don’t align to the CSP Trial, partners can now get access to the Office 365 E1 Trial for them. Partners can log in to Partner Center Support, click on CSP > Cannot find an offer in the catalog.
Virtual delivery options are now available across all Microsoft 365 Partner Accelerator workshops.
For more information on supporting your customers with remote work, visit the Microsoft 365 partner blog.
Resources for Education partners
In the wake of the impact on schools, for education customers, Microsoft has extended the following three new offers:
- Office 365 A1 – Free versions to all educational institutions: This version provides unlimited chat, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user. You also get real-time collaboration with the Office apps for web, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. No restrictions for # of users.
- Microsoft Teams for Free (Individuals and IT roll-out – in Office 365 A1 above): This version provides unlimited chat, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling, 10 GB of team file storage, and 2 GB of personal file storage per user:
- Minecraft: Education Edition; We’ve extended access to Minecraft: Education Edition to all free and paid O365 Education accounts through end of June 2020 and published a M:EE remote learning toolkit with links to >100 Minecraft lessons and STEM curriculum.
For more information on the Education offers and resources, please see the EDU Partner Flash on Yammer.
We have a range of training resources available for you and your customers at no additional cost.
Microsoft Learn is a free, online training platform that provides interactive learning for Microsoft products. Our goal is to help you become proficient on our technologies with fun, guided, hands-on, interactive content that’s specific to your role and goals.
Regionally delivered webinars for partners and customers that are designed to boost the teams’ knowledge of deep technical scenarios across all Microsoft cloud solutions.
Role-specific learning paths for partners to build their skills on Microsoft products and solutions.
Microsoft FastTrack is available to assist organizations setting up remote work and learning in response to COVID-19. We recommend partners work alongside FastTrack, to gain access to deployment resources, remote engineering assistance and to leverage data migration services. To help your customers request assistance in response to COVID-19, please sign in and fill out a Request for Assistance form on behalf of your customer. If you have challenges signing in or need additional assistance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require pre-sales technical or deployment assistance, you can utilize your advisory hours and get guidance from Partner Technical Services.
My hope is that many of the above resources can be useful in assisting your organization during these challenging times. You can also visit the Microsoft Partner Community if you have additional questions.
Thank you for your partnership with Microsoft.
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Queue Associates‘ Managing Director, Jeffrey Goldstein, participates annually in many Microsoft, and Microsoft-related, conferences and events. In September, he decided to attend the 2018 Directions North America Conference, which “brings together developers, implementers, technical experts, sales and executive/owner representatives from (*Microsoft) SMB partners, ISVs, Service Providers, and Microsoft across North America and beyond.”
During the conference, Microsoft Partners were engaged to learn how to boost their business with Dynamics 365 Business Central, and to take advantage of Dynamics-focused tracks and workshops to receive cutting edge training that will enhance their businesses.
Watch Jeff’s Directions NA testimonial, below.
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Please contact Queue Associates (a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner) to learn more about our services surrounding Microsoft Dynamics and other complimentary solutions (including upgrades to new Microsoft Dynamics services). You can reach us by completing the form on our CONTACT page, or call us at +44 020 7549 1606.