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If you use Office 365, it’s easy to assume that your data is stored safe and sound somewhere within the huge Microsoft ecosystem. But the truth is, relying solely on Office 365 for data security can be a risky business. 

While Office 365 is massively beneficial when it comes to boosting productivity and collaboration, many people don’t know that it doesn’t provide users with a comprehensive backup system for their underlying data. 

Storing data in the cloud is quick and convenient, but plenty of threats can put this at risk, from hardware failures to cyber attacks, human error to unexpected power outages.  

With the average data breach costing small businesses £95,000, lacking a proper backup system can be costly. Surprisingly though, around 32% of businesses have experienced cloud data loss at some point, with the most common cause being accidental deletion. Although nearly two-thirds of data loss is accidental, 20% is lost to malicious intent, including hackers. 

Read on to find out how to keep your Office 365 data safely backed up, giving you peace of mind that if things do go wrong, you’ve got a plan B in place. 

Axon Cloud Backup: your safety net 

Picture this scenario: someone on your team has accidentally deleted 50,000 files from your company’s SharePoint library. Nightmare! 

Luckily, the files are recoverable from the recycling bin, but need to be restored one by one, and the entire process will take six days. 

With Axon Cloud Backup, these files could be restored within just a few hours, saving your business valuable time after what could’ve been a costly mistake. 

Nullifying ransomware attacks 

Here’s another potential situation facing all too many businesses: your company has fallen victim to a ransomware attack, and they’re demanding a huge sum to release the files. 

Instead of forking out thousands or painstakingly reconstructing your data, Cloud Backup quickly restores your files, including pre-attack versions, sparing you from a potentially costly and stressful ordeal. 

The lesson is clear: relying solely on a single copy of vital data is asking for trouble, whether it’s in the cloud or elsewhere. 

Peace of mind with your MSP 

While Office 365 boasts accessibility and reliability, it’s not a substitute for comprehensive data protection. Microsoft doesn’t back up user data and recommends third-party solutions for added security. Moreover, it lacks safeguards against file corruption and human error, leaving users vulnerable without an easy way to revert to older versions beyond standard data retention policies. 

Here at Axon, we can guide you through addressing any vulnerabilities, with our Cloud Backup solution being a user-friendly, fast-recovery option that ensures your data is always there when you need it. 

Setting up and running the solution is hassle-free, and if disaster strikes, data recovery is a breeze. We won’t make you jump through hoops to get it back up and running – no drama or headaches, and back to business as usual. 

So, before you press on with Office 365, make sure you’ve got a bulletproof backup plan in place. Your business (and sanity) will thank you for it! 

Concerned that Microsoft 365 isn’t backing up your critical data? Get in touch to speak to one of our experts for an initial chat.