Cloud Backup – why it’s so important

by Nov 30, 2019

Office 365 is the number-one cloud-based productivity suite, with powerful tools for communication, collaboration, and content creation. More and more businesses are moving from various email systems to take advantage of all that Office 365 offers. Office 365 offers industry-leading security, privacy, and data availability. But to ensure your business gets the most from all the innovation and collaboration Office 365 offers, an informed approach to data protection is required. This is where a fit for purpose cloud backup solution can help.

Businesses have varying levels of compliance they must adhere to. If required to comply with regulations like the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), it is critical to ensure cloud data is protected. The fine for each infraction can be as much as 4% of a company’s total revenue.

Data loss occurs, even in the cloud. It affects 32% of businesses, with accidental or malicious deletion accounting for 71% of cloud data loss. Whilst Office 365 does not natively prevent this loss, investing in a quality cloud backup solution will provide a simple way to ensure your data is safe.

“To prevent the loss of essential files due to a ransomware infection, it’s recommended that individuals and businesses always conduct regular system back-ups.”

Ransomware on the Rise, FBI News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Due to the complexities of data protection and recovery solutions and the number of variables and options to consider, most businesses rely on an IT solution provider to help them determine and implement the right data protection for their business. This allows business owners and staff alike to focus on their core role, rather than worry about the integrity of their data on a daily or weekly basis.

You should not have to worry about where data is being created or be restrained from leveraging the best of Office 365 due to lack of data protection. It is therefore critical to select a backup solution that offers comprehensive protection across all components of Office 365 – not just bits and pieces like email. It should also cover the latest collaboration scenarios like Groups and Teams.

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