London, August 21st, 2014 - Gap Consulting, one of Microsoft’s leading Dynamics CRM partners, is pleased to announce that it has achieved ISO27001 – the industry standard for Information Security Management (ISM).

As well as being a Microsoft Gold partner, Gap Consulting is also a member of the prestigious Microsoft Presidents Club, and it was important that it could demonstrate to all customers and partners that strong governance was built into its own business, processes, customer projects and customer data 

Information and information systems are vital to all organisations. ISO27001 sets out specific requirements, all of which must be followed, against which an organisation's Information Security Management System (ISMS) can be audited and certified. 

Gap Consulting launched an internal ISO27001 project, and appointed an ISM Manager.  After research and due diligence, industry experts were selected to assist in the review of the existing system and processes, and to complete a gap analysis against the ISO27001 standards.

“Our achievement of ISO27001 is a demonstration of our attitude towards information security,” explains Andy Dudley, Gap Consulting’s Managing Director. “We take this very seriously. This certification gives Gap Consulting the foundation to build upon and ensures a programme of continuous improvement across all aspects of our business.”

Gap’s customers can be confident that the right processes are in place to look after their data. “Our own systems are regulated and governed to ensure we are not the subject of an information security issue,” continues Dudley. “The process has been as much about good business practice as well as security, and we have tried throughout to focus on the context of our organisation and the level of assurance required by our customer.”

“In our role, we have access to customer data. Our customers need to be confident that their data and access to their data will never be compromised. ISO20071 accreditation is about continuous education of our team, looking at all the risks of the business, including physical and logical access. By recognising these risks, and dealing with them head on, we put ourselves in a much stronger position to build stronger relationships and ongoing trust with our clients.”

About Gap Consulting

Founded in 1999 as a CRM Consultancy, Gap Consulting has worked exclusively with Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM since 2005. As a leading Microsoft Gold CRM partner Gap is focused entirely on Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and complementary Microsoft technologies. Sectors where Gap has implemented successful CRM and xRM include education, financial and professional services, legal, Not for Profit, Local and Central Government.

About ISO 27001

ISO/IEC 27001:2013, usually referred to just as ISO27001, is the best-practice specification that helps businesses and organisations throughout the world to develop an Information Security Management System (ISMS).

An Information Security Management System (ISMS) is part of the overall management system, based on a business risk approach, to establish, implement, monitor, review, maintain and improve information security. The management system includes organisational structure, policies, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, processes and resources. It encompasses people, processes and IT systems.

For further information please contact: 

Paul Smitherman | Marketing Director | Gap Consulting | 07900 492007  |

Andy Dudley | Managing Director | Gap Consulting |