Microsoft 365 – why you need extra backup

Microsoft 365 Office applications are the obvious choice for running your business operations and have been for decades. With market leading products, its simply the most popular product set when it comes to organising, collaborating and simply getting things done.

What does Microsoft offer?

Microsoft 365 offers a plethora of applications, storage, sharing and more but a comprehensive backup of your Office 365 data is not one of them. They do have varying periods of retention but most of these are around legal factors and the information around it is confusing at best.

Many business don’t have a clear understanding of this and assume that Microsoft take care of everything. So in the event of a disaster, you would simply get your data back straight away. In fact their promise is to maintain uptime of their services and consistently manage the extensive Office 365 infrastructure.

Of course, the benefits of Microsoft applications are extensive, if you run these services you’ll know that the ability to work from anywhere (especially over the past year) access data, meet, share files and generally be able to keep your business running is second to none. But while the infrastructure is indeed hosted by Microsoft, it is up to you to take care of your data.

Microsoft state –

With Office 365, it’s your data — you control it — and it is your responsibility to protect it.

How do I protect my data?

We want to educate more businesses around the importance of a good cloud backup service and prevent them from losing data which could have catastrophic consequences. Think of it as having contents insurance for your home. You hope you won’t need it, but if you ever do, its invaluable.

It’s important to understand the type and frequency of backup service you need, it does vary from business to business so we would advise as to the best and most affordable option to get you covered. Our services are flexible and can be scaled up or down depending on what you need. It’s a simple and low monthly cost that gives you extra peace of mind.

Most businesses would typically have a backup that runs every 24 hours overnight, but you can choose how often and when it happens, plus we also run a real time option. This is ideal for big data business or anyone who works entirely online, where losing several hours of work would have a devastating effect.

What’s covered?

Our solutions meet any legal requirements your business may have around data retention. This is a great way to reassure your customers that you take the security of their data seriously. All our data centres conform to ISO 27001 standards, support PCI-DSS compliance and benefit from round the clock surveillance. Protection from data security threats and any retention policy gaps are also covered with our services. Your data is protected in Exchange, Sharepoint, One Drive and Teams so no lost access and total control, plus constant accessibility.

We offer two options of a managed service where we take care of everything for you, or backups can be managed by your in-house IT teams. Whatever the decision you make, you can rest assured of our heroic support and 24/7/365 monitoring at our secure UK data centres.

If you’re looking to secure your data, give one of our friendly team a call on 01225 776555 or email us here, we’re always on hand to help and advise.

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