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Do I need backup software when I use Office 365?

You may think cloud software, like Microsoft Office 365, offers excellent options for backing up data. But is that true? The reality is, the cloud comes with limited safety and recovery options.

Retention doesn’t equal long-term safety

The limited, short-term backup options provided by cloud software is called retention. Retention usually covers a limited, short-term period like 90 days.

To restore data or lost emails, each item needs to be restored file by file or email by email. Consequently, retention doesn’t provide the sort of protection your business needs if there is a service outage, crypto attack, ransom attack or user errors such as accidental deletion of multiple files.

Hackers are getting smarter

While it may feel like standard retention services will be enough, they’re not. Hackers are getting smarter and more innovative in identifying ways to get into your system and surprisingly, SME businesses are an easy target in their eyes. They can cause untold damage by stealing data, passwords and locking you out of your system. As a consequence, restoring data file-by-file isn’t an effective option.

Help is at hand

There’s an affordable solution that ensures you have long-term backup and it’s called AvePoint Cloud Backup.

AvePoint Cloud Backup is a cloud-to-cloud backup system for everything you need in Microsoft Office 365. It offers unlimited storage (on your cloud, a third party vendor, or theirs) and can store and restore backups that go back years.

Backups are run 4 times a day and can be restored from any point in time. Restorations can be as granular as finding specific files, conversations, projects, tasks, Groups, Teams, Planner and sites, or large restores of entire services. This makes continuity planning for your business’ IT system easier than ever.

AvePoint Cloud Backup covers all the bases

With AvePoint Cloud backup, you get an unlimited backup service for your Microsoft Office 365 assets in SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, Project Online, OneDrive for Business, Groups, Teams, Planner and Public Folders.

Making compliance easy

AvePoint has your compliance requirements covered by providing full, long-term backups that are easy to access and restore. Better still, data is encrypted based on your retention policies.

If all else fails, AvePoint will get you back up and running quickly and effortlessly.

To learn more about how easy it is to use AvePoint Cloud Backup or how it could benefit your business, call the Tresami team on 1300 318 444 or get in touch here.

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