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5 Reasons You Should Back Up Office 365

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5 Reasons You Should Back Up Office 365

Most people understand the need to back up data on their computer. Anything from a hard drive crash to laptop theft can mean that data is gone forever if it hasn’t been properly backed up.
But if that same data is in a cloud service, like Office 365 (now known as Microsoft 365), businesses often have a false sense of security and don’t give a thought to backing it up separately.
Part of the confusion comes with mistaking an online data storage platform (like OneDrive) with a backup and recovery platform that is specifically designed for data backup.
Some of the differences are:
  • Cloud storage syncs with a user device and files can be overwritten
  • Cloud backup copies all files and saves them in a backup by date 
  • Files in cloud storage can be accidentally deleted by a user
  • Files in cloud backup aren’t readily accessed by a user and only used when recovery is needed 
  • Cloud storage isn’t designed as a file recovery system
  • Cloud backup’s second component is recovery, designed to easily restore all files if needed 
80% of businesses have lost their data from a cloud SaaS (Software as a Service) platform.
If you’re not currently backing up your Microsoft 365 files, then you’re leaving all that business data at risk of being damaged or lost.

Here’s Why It’s Important to Back Up Your Cloud Data
Organizations have increasingly found the need for a business infrastructure
that allows for anywhere operation. Companies have also found that using the cloud helps to lower costs and reduce risk.
Protecting that cloud data in Microsoft Office 365 and other applications is important to ensuring business continuity. Here’s why:

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