Why You Need a Backup Solution for Office 365 & GSuite
Does Office 365 Backup Your Data?
In short, the answer is yes, BUT only to an extent. Microsoft will help you recover your lost data in the case of an event out of your control, e.g. natural disaster, fire, or hardware failure. However, it will only backup these files for 30 days! This provides some protection against human error, but Microsoft make it clear that the tracking and security of your data is YOUR responsibility.
There are many disadvantages to solely relying on Office 365 “backups”. For most organisations, the cover they offer simply isn’t enough! Here are some of the limitations to recovering data using Office 365:
> You’re responsible for your data
> Keeping several versions of a file is not enough
> Restoring data with Microsoft is not straightforward
Like Office 365, GSuite will only backup your files for 30 days. Google does NOT take responsibility for your data being lost due to human error, and they don’t offer a straightforward backup solution to restore deleted files.
Google do offer ways of decreasing your chances of losing files with solutions such as Google Vault and Google Takeout. However, they make it clear that your data is your responsibility. The Vault and Takeout applications do not protect against human error, ransomware, and other malicious activity. This makes the case of using a 3rd party backup solution a rather viable option.
Using a 3rd party backup solution allows you to be specific when deciding on what data to restore and where it will be saved. You can also control how often your data is backed up, and easily archive important files from inactive users or namely departed employees before you delete their accounts.
Your backup solution will protect you against malware and other malicious threats, as well as reducing downtime spent on restoring files.
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