Knowing your responsibilities – Why Microsoft 365 Backup is so important

The great migration to Microsoft 365 was largely fuelled by the pandemic and the immediate need for flexibility amongst global organisations.

Those businesses who have switched to Microsoft 365 are already enjoying its many benefits. But some may fall short when it comes to the shared responsibility that comes with cloud security and Microsoft 365 data. Many businesses don’t actually realise that Microsoft only protects your data to a certain level and does not take full responsibility over your personal data that’s held in your cloud storage within 365. It is recommended that you use a third-party solution to securely backup your cloud data.

Microsoft responsibility vs User responsibility

Microsoft cover protection against loss of service due to hardware failure or natural disaster and short-term protection against user and admin error (recycle bin and soft delete). However, Microsoft states it is up to users to protect their data loss due to accidental deletion (human error), hackers, ransomware, other malware, malicious insiders and departing employees.

The number one cause of data loss is human error, highlighting the major importance of Microsoft 365 backup.

The cloud is a pretty big car park for data, so it’s not surprising that one in three businesses report data loss in the cloud. As a business decision maker, the question you need to ask yourself is: how would your business deal with data loss? – An astonishing 60% of small businesses that experience a large data loss incident go out of business within six months.

How can I prevent data loss in Microsoft 365?

The solution is simple, deploy Microsoft 365 backup on your Microsoft 365 accounts and maximise protection against permanent data loss. An all-in-one backup, restore and export solution that covers Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams.

The benefits of this are:

  • Automated, continuous backup with flexible restore options
  • Easy to implement
  • Restore files and folders so you can get back to work quicker
  • Minimise any potential down time
  • Protect critical business data

To learn more about Microsoft 365 backup download our range of PDFs below…

So, whether you’ve just migrated to Microsoft 365 or have been using the solution for a while, MFG can help you to protect your data. Data loss can happen to anyone, speak to MFG about Microsoft 365 backup today.

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