Microsoft isn’t Responsible for your Business Data – You Are

With Microsoft 365 growing in popularity, this short brief explains the importance of backing-up its data and how you can minimise disruption risk to your business.

The Importance of Backing-Up Microsoft 365

Like any other data storage repository, Microsoft 365 can be vulnerable to data loss or corruption and is not automatically protected.  Back-up is just as important in the cloud as in traditional on-premises IT systems. 

Microsoft consequently recommends backing-up Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) cloud-based data using a third party service provider.  

Causes of Data Loss

An astonishing 1 in 3 companies report losing data stored in cloud-based SaaS (Software as a Service) applications; any data loss can mean expensive business downtime. 

Causes of data loss include:  

Doesn’t Microsoft Back-Up our Data?

Microsoft does ensure that it won’t lose your data, but its native data restoration process is long and complex, meaning that it could take days to restore lost information, resulting in business interruption that could severely affect the successful running of your operations.

What’s the Answer?

An independent, third-party, back-up solution is the best way to protect organisations against all of the most common data loss pitfalls. 

VCI Systems uses a well-tried and tested Microsoft-approved solution which gives peace of mind for our customers. This easy-to-implement managed service provides automated back-ups protecting Exchange, Tasks, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams with 3 separate back-up passes each day.  

Back-ups are monitored and data validity regularly checked. Any lost Microsoft 365 data can be restored seamlessly from the backup, thereby minimising interruption to both users and the business. 

In addition to protecting valuable business data from accidental or malicious acts, this robust service supports GDPR compliance requirements.