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Contrary to belief, Microsoft 365 doesn’t back up your data as part of the parcel

Microsoft only replicates data in the cloud as a redundancy feature to help comply with legal retention for data regulations – therefore, you should make your customers aware of the need for a suitable 365 backup such as SkyKick. We’ve highlighted the top 5 reasons why it’s important to back up Microsoft 365 below:

1. Email Storage and Backup

Outlook doesn’t back up emails that are older than 30 days which have been deleted from the bin. This, coupled with the limited email storage space means that users are often forced to delete old emails to save space, potentially removing information that may be needed down the line for legal or regulatory compliance during an audit. By providing you with a suitable 365 backup solution, you are able to retain and restore all employee emails to ensure you are always compliant.

2. Ransomware Hackers

Cyber-attacks and email-borne attacks are now commonplace… There are a variety of sophisticated attacks that puts your business at risk. From creating malicious software designed to block access to a computer system for ransom money, to threats that can delete all important files, it’s important that you have a complete backup solution to archive of all your data, so that you can’t fall victim to these attacks.

3. Human Error

Human error happens all the time and is inevitable. According to Kroll Ontrack, 40% of data loss occurs because of human error. At the click of a button, a business has the potential to lose important business data that they are unable to retrieve. However, using an Office 365 backup solution such as SkyKick ensures that, should human error occur, your customers can easily retrieve data.

4. Internal Attack

Although we don’t like to think about it, sometimes employee dissatisfaction or various other reasons can cause employees to intentionally cause damage to your business. An internal attack can be more dangerous than a sophisticated outside attack, purely because they already have access to passwords, systems and more. Therefore, having 365 backup means you are able to retrieve any data that has been maliciously and intentionally deleted.

5. Compliance

Regulated industries such as finance, healthcare, legal (etc.) all need to comply with certain regulations and standards when it comes to storing sensitive, personal data. Whilst Microsoft 365 has security measures in place, this doesn’t necessarily mean all of your customers data is fully protected. By using a third-party backup solution, you can rest assured your data is stored safely at all times.

Cue SkyKick…

SkyKick Cloud Backup is a market-leading backup solution that helps protect Microsoft 365 data.

Featuring unlimited backup and retention, rapid search, and one-click restore that places data back into its original location, SkyKick is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get productivity back on track.

The market-leading solution backs up everything to UK or EA Azure datacentres, ensuring data is secure in transit and at rest. To find out how you can back up your Microsoft 365 with SkyKick, contact your Account Manager today.

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