Written by Mike Ritsema, President and Partner

According to Microsoft: “When you entrust your data to Office 365, you remain the sole owner of the data: you retain the rights, title, and interest in the data you store in Office 365.”  Many of us believe that if it’s in the cloud then it’s all out there somewhere. Or many of us believe that the same backup and restore means I have today are replicated in the cloud.

Since Microsoft will not support escalations to recover data, that means you need to enforce your own defenses against cloud invaders, like user errors, malicious insiders, hacking, and sync malfunctions. Cloud-to-cloud backup and restore solutions for Office 365 are designed to protect against these threats and more, ensuring that when data loss inevitably occurs, you can immediately recover without missing a step, turning potential data disasters into non-issues.

Why are Microsoft Office 365 Backup and Restore so Critical?

-Data Loss is Expensive: When a data disaster strikes, the first step is to get that data back. If your cloud licensing, agreement, or retention policies don’t align with your expectations, you could be in for a surprise.

-It Will Damage Your Reputation: Companies of all sizes are susceptible to data breaches, which can devastate brand value. It’s estimated that it takes a company around 11.8 months to restore their reputation. Can your brand afford this extent of damage?

-It Leaves you with Compliance Risk: As laws and regulations surrounding data management in the cloud continue to evolve, your organization has a duty to stay compliant, so if there were ever an audit, your organization could continue to work without interruptions.

i3 Mandate: Avoid These Consequences by Implementing Backup and Restore for your cloud solutions. Certainly, understand your license agreement and its backup and restore provisions.

While you cannot keep data loss caused by user error, hacking, and synch malfunctions from happening, you can prevent the negative consequences of data loss by proactively implementing backup and recovery solutions before a loss occurs.

Backup is only as good as the recovery that comes with it.


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