5 Important Reasons to Backup your Office 365
Office 365 (O365) is a great tool utilized by many businesses. While many small businesses do not back up this data, as it is stored in the cloud, this can be a huge mistake that can cost your business valuable data.
Here are 5 important reasons why you should backup your office 365 data.
1. YOUR data is YOUR responsibility
Starting off with the biggest point - Your data is your responsibility. If your data is important to you and your business, you need to takes steps to protect it! Backups are always a good idea, as you can go back in a point in time, and recover your saved work and data. Disaster can strike at any point, being prepared can save you a lot of headache, money, and invaluable data.
2. User Error Happens
User error is the leading cause of data loss. Accidental deletion or destruction could be detrimental to a business due to costs associated with data loss, but also data loss itself.
Proper backups protect you against user error and accidental deletion.
3. Data Retention Policies
Data retention policies can change at any point in time. Data can be stored for shorter periods of time, or there may be certain stipulations around data retention that may change.
Proper backups ensure that little to no data can go missing and that data is properly restored. As long as you are properly baking up and ensuring that backups are running, your data should be accessible through the point and time needed.
4. Long term access to files, data, and emails
Audits, projects, and legal reasons may arise that cause you to go digging for past information and data. Without proper backups that data may no longer be accessible.
Backups allow you to go back in time and find the data that you need.
5. Security threats
There are several different types of security threats when it comes to your data: internal and external. Employees are an internal threat as they can unintentionally or intentionally delete or remove valuable data.
Hackers, viruses, malware, updates, etc are all forms of external threats, that could affect your data and cause data loss.
No matter the threat, proper backups allows your business to restore its data, saving you the headache and financial loss associated with data loss.
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