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Office 365 is brilliant, but it’s not a Backup service!

Are you working from Microsoft’s Office 365?

Like millions of others around the world, you are likely using the infamous Office 365 platform for a part or all of your day to day business. Whether that’s for email, file storage or collaborating with fellow team members, you’ll have data of some kind floating in Microsoft’s mega cloud-productivity service.

Office 365 is fantastic. Helping all of us to be more productive, the ability to work from anywhere & with anyone all with minimal fuss. However, like all cloud platforms, having your data within 365 doesn’t mean it’s entirely backed up…

There is a great misconception taken from the handful of messages that are promoting the use of cloud services; that being in the cloud means you no longer need backup. This couldn’t be further from the case.


So, what do I have to do?

Whether you’re working from the cloud, or from a traditional file server within your office premises, you will only have a singular copy of your important file data. The only thing that’s changed is where you access that specific data.

Yes, that data is a lot less vulnerable to hardware failure and will be more readily available for access than ever before. However, it’s just as susceptible to accidental deletion, cyber-attack, corruption, or a complete total loss.

By default, Cloud operators will not indemnify you against any disaster that results in the loss or corruption of your files, even with a hardware failure on their infrastructure.

The result = it’s critical to have a backup service in place that can copy all your files out of Office 365 into in a ring-fenced secure backup storage space.


What is available?

There are a few backup service operators that now support direct integration to backup from, and restore to, Microsoft Office 365 – among many other individual Cloud storage services.

Every IT professional will have their favourite, as a provider of Managed IT Services we have a few options open to us, which we compare to best meet the needs of our individual clients requirements.


In Summary

Backing up your data is not only useful, but can save your Business from utter disaster.

Backup your data, protect you Business from collapse, Cyber threats are real and they want your personal information.

At Advoco, we specialise in learning our clients’ business and best applying solutions to match their needs.

If you would appreciate a free brief discussion about your operational challenges & to explore the threats to your business, please get in touch today – 0345 260 8801 or drop us a line