Data backup in the cloud is proven to be just as important as traditional on-premise IT backup. So much so, Microsoft recommends a third-party solution to securely backup your cloud data to avoid any possible data loss risks.
According to analysis of data from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office human error caused 90% of cyber data breaches in 2019. Therefore with more and more companies depending on Microsoft 365 for collaboration and business operations, these risks are impossible to ignore.
There is a misconception that Microsoft provides sufficient backup, but this is not the case. Let’s take a look at why relying on Microsoft to keep your business data safe puts you at risk and how data loss can occur:
Permanent deletion: When a SharePoint Online administrator deletes a site collection, all data will be placed in the Recycle Bin where it is kept for 93 days. It is automatically and permanently deleted after this time, and there is no rollback option.
Inactive licenses: An active Microsoft 365 license is required to access data. Unfortunately, inactive or deprovisioned user data is permanently deleted, and there is no rollback option.
App outages: Uptime is great until an outage occurs, planning for the unexpected is key to recovering quickly when an app outage occurs.
While Microsoft 365 does include primitive restore capabilities for lost data, two major issues arise when using their tools: lost data and lost time.
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