The Case for Backing Up Office 365

Whether or not you agree that OK Computer, the third album by the English rock band Radiohead released in 1997, deserved its critical acclaim, know that the Library of Congress had already deemed the album “critically, historically, or aesthetically significant” when it was included in the National Recording Registry in 2014.

What cannot be disputed is that Radiohead has more than a little experience in dealing with data loss. The darker side of technology OK Computer foreshadowed became a reality 22 years after it was released when a hacker stole 18 hours of recordings, including unreleased content intended for the band’s next album. Rather than caving into the hacker’s demands for a $150,000 ransom, Radiohead pre-empted the hack and released all 18 hours of material and donated the proceeds to charity.

Most IT professionals, however, don’t have the same freedom as legendary rock bands to take the bold steps of calling an attacker’s bluff and releasing sensitive data. The burdens of mitigating the damage to an organization’s reputation and preventing serious outages falls on the shoulders of IT teams often working with limited time and resources.

In Office 365, Microsoft takes responsibility for ensuring the infrastructure is always up and running. Your IT team, on the other hand, takes charge when it comes to protecting the data generated and stored in Office 365.  We created the following infographic to help you understand the consequences of misaligned expectations around data protection in Office 365.

In today’s technology landscape, a solid backup and recovery strategy is critical to survival.

Working with a partner like Softchoice helps you cut through the complexity and select the best solutions for your Office 365 backup and recovery needs.

Looking to better protect your Office 365 data? Register for a free trial.

Jennifer Reed is Senior Manager – Solutions Architecture at Softchoice 

3 common myths about Office 365 data protection

Data protection through Veeam Backup for Office 365 by Softchoice

Microsoft forecasts that two-thirds of Office 365 business users will adopt cloud by June 2019. The reason is simple. Today’s mobile users need anytime, anywhere access to their files, and the cloud makes that dead-easy. But, while accessing your data is simple with Office 365, data protection it isn’t so straightforward. Many users are unfamiliar with Office 365’s backup and restore functionality, and may lose their data permanently as a result. (Microsoft is clear about how it works, but not everybody reads the terms of service.)

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Infographic: Office 365 backup—what you need to know to get it right

Through our work with thousands of organizations using Microsoft Office 365, we’ve discovered many teams don’t realize they are responsible for data backup.

In collaboration with Veeam, our experts have created this infographic to help protect your mission-critical data. [Read more…]