The Veeam (PDF) is also free to download-The case for why organizations need to protect Microsoft 365 data

Do you have control of your Microsoft 365 data? Do you have access to all the items you need? The knee-jerk reaction is typical, “Of course I do,” or “Microsoft takes care of it all.” But if you really think about it — are you sure? Microsoft takes care of quite a bit and provides a great service for its customers. However, Microsoft’s primary focus is on managing the Microsoft 365 infrastructure and maintaining uptime for your users. They are empowering you with the responsibility of your data. The misconception that Microsoft fully backs up your data on your behalf is quite common, and without a shift in mindset, could have damaging repercussions when this responsibility is left unattended. Ultimately, you need to ensure you have access to, and control over, your Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams data.

7 reasons why backing up Microsoft 365 is critical:

1)    Accidental deletion

2)    Retention policy gaps and confusion

3)    Internal security threats

4)    External security threats

5)    Legal and compliance requirements

6)    Managing hybrid email deployments and migrations to Microsoft 365

7)    Teams data structure

By now you understand why it’s critically important to back up your Microsoft 365 data. But you’re probably wondering to what extent these seven data protection vulnerabilities happen. Unfortunately, the answer is far too often… Over 1,000 IT professionals were asked what forms of data loss they had experienced in the cloud. User error/accidental deletion, security threats, and retention gaps all made the list from 18% to as high as 37%2. The scary reality is that even though sensitive cloud data is stored in Office documents, an estimated 76% is not being backed up2. In fact, IDC states that 6 out of every 10 organizations don’t have a data protection plan for their Microsoft 365 estates3. Do you work in one of these unprotected organizations? If so, hopefully, you now have the insights available through this report to encourage your organization to protect its Microsoft 365 data.

You already made a smart business decision by deploying Microsoft 365, now find a backup solution that offers you both complete access and complete control of your Microsoft 365 data and avoids the unnecessary risks of data loss. ✉️ Discover opportunities:

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