Free whitepaper! Regulating your AI companion: Best practices for Microsoft Copilot governance 

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We are delighted to announce that we have published the free guide “Regulating your AI companion: Best practices for Microsoft Copilot governance”. This whitepaper explores the adoption of AI tools by organizations to increase productivity and efficiency of business processes, and the governance challenges it brings about.

In the context of Microsoft Copilot, Microsoft’s ‘AI companion’ that is now gaining more and more takers, this whitepaper lays down the best practices for governing this powerful tool.  

What is AI governance? 

Gartner defines AI governance as ‘’the process of assigning and assuring organizational accountability, decision rights, risks, policies and investment decisions for applying AI.’’ 
At Rencore, we use the common understanding of responsible AI and the aspects it covers to define AI governance. It is the guardrails in place that protects an organization from experiencing adverse outcomes such as data oversharing, security breaches and compliance violations. Data hygiene, setting up meticulous permissions and access management mechanisms form the core pillars of AI governance. 

Prevent oversharing

While the benefits of Microsoft Copilot are becoming clear to business leaders, the implications of not governing the tool aren’t getting the attention it deserves. It’s assumed that integrating Copilot into everyday workflows will inherently lead to productivity gains. However, without proper governance, there are certain risks that the organization opens itself to. 
Although Copilot functions by integrating AI into Microsoft 365 applications, it requires additional governance measures. This is because it operates within a company’s IT environment and can interact with sensitive data. 

Matthias Einig, CEO and Co-Founder at Rencore explains:
During the pandemic, there was rapid adoption of Microsoft 365 cloud services, such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other cloud-based tools. The focus was on getting the tools quickly, as a means to collaborate, and getting business done. It was only after applications had been purchased, deployed, and used, that business leaders thought about governance. Without a proper governance strategy in place, many organizations were left with risky environments. The same applies now, when organizations are eager to adapt AI tools such as Copilot. Governance can no longer be an afterthought. Through this whitepaper, we explain why a robust governance framework is required to protect organizational data and ensure teams can freely collaborate.’’ 

AI governance is a complex topic also because the technology itself is being continuously developed, seeing more innovations as we speak. As AI-driven tools like Microsoft Copilot evolve, it’s important for businesses to get their governance strategy right.  
Get your free copy of our whitepaper and get your governance game right!  

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