Why customers’ growing love affair with O365 should be ringing alarm bells for service providers

No doubt you’re tired of hearing how the adoption of cloud technology solutions continues to accelerate due to the coronavirus pandemic. The collaborative tools that accompany Office 365 have been utilised by WFH workers to facilitate teamwork and efficiencies in order to achieve the productivity levels desired by the organisations employing these remote workers.

And you know it’s getting serious when IDC presents us with a paper focused solely on the serious risks an organisation faces by not backing up Microsoft Office 365. You can download the whitepaper by visiting ARN here.

“While O365 is fast becoming the centre of business productivity, a backup and recovery strategy is an afterthought. Relying on Microsoft’s native backup capabilities and infrastructure-level uptime features is a risky strategy because regardless of where the data is, it is the company’s responsibility,” IDC research manager, Archana Venkatraman, tells us.

We are reminded that Microsoft’s shared responsibility in Office 365 is restricted to infrastructure while the organisation using the application is fully responsible for all data security, compliance, privacy, backup and recovery. Without implementing a backup strategy for Office 365, your business clients are risking “ransomware, accidental loss of data, lack of data control, compliance exposures and threats to business continuity,” concludes Venkatraman.

Backup 365 is the simplest way to ensure your customers’ data is always secure from these sorts of threats. Contact us below for more information, or to see how easy it is to backup the Office365 data of your clients, securely in Australian data centres, today.


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