data loss and the importance of cloud back-up for Office 365

When a data loss event does occur, companies report losing an average of 2.36 TB of information and recovery can cost millions. The financial drain can be compounded with legal or regulatory fees, which are about to become more stringent for organisations handling citizen data.  With more than 60 million users actively using Office 365, some customers are left wondering how best to approach Office 365 cloud back-up as part of their content and data management strategy.

Most businesses have some method to backup information. Globally, data protection vendors are popular: 57% of businesses use two or more data protection vendors. These vendors help customers store, protect, manage and retrieve misplaced data.

What we don’t always see with our customers, is a data protection strategy for Office 365. There is sometimes a misconception that just because your data is in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about storing, protecting, managing and retrieving misplaced data. This is an unfortunate fallacy.

Cloud back-up as part of your strategy

Cloud back-up should be a piece of the data management strategy of any organisation using cloud service. Customers using Office 365 as their productivity solution should develop a robust strategy that incorporates several key functions:

  • Secure data storage
  • Next generation cybersecurity
  • Cloud backup and restore & Office 365 backup solutions
  • End user education and training

Errors, corruption and theft happen…that’s why it’s imperative you keep a protected copy of data stored elsewhere. Data storage in the cloud generally comes with redundancy assurances so if data is lost in one location, it can be recovered and restored from another.

The native capabilities of Office 365 can be amplified by working with a certified Microsoft partner, such as ourselves, and our software partner AvePoint. In the event of a disaster, lost or corrupted data can be rapidly recovered which protects data for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Office 365 Groups, CRM and Salesforce.

The backup service provided automatically performs scheduled backups while encrypting the data with customer-owned encryption keys, adding another layer of security.

Contact us if you are interested in hearing more about our backups solutions and how they can address your Office 365 and cloud back-up needs.

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