Backup your business with Office 365

Healthy business communications have the same qualities that we value in our regular face-to-face relationships: the message must come loud and clear. Our business messages travel through convenient channels for us but are also wrapped with a thick security layer. We need our communication and data-handling brought under a common ground, protected from external threats or hardware fault.
Following the development of backup solutions as a SaaS, we decided to look into how MS Office 365 can convert communication into business creativity.

Why do a 356 backup?

Responsibility of Backup in MS Ecosystem

Protecting your operational data with a backup is like having a ‘save point’ for your corporate progress. Office 365 for Business offers this for many data-driven enterprises. Corporate-wide backup is the go-to solution for companies seeking data management and protection.

Security

To businesses that run existing infrastructure Office 365 provides options for integration. O365 is designed to be more fitting. With data security and breach protection, your teams can rest assured their work will never be lost entirely.
Besides physical data protection, Office 365 for businesses also offers robust external security. Since every company with a digital outlet is automatically targeted by cyber-attackers, cybersecurity is always welcome as a recurring issue. Those who shifted their priorities away from data integrity and backup security suffered the consequences gravely. With the enterprise-level Office 365 backup, you reserve your right to survive data loss or security breach and rise from the ashes unscathed.
Although cloud-based data security is pretty solid, data integrity ultimately remains a shared responsibility. Cloud security provides physical protection and guarantees data integrity within the logical bounds defined by the infrastructure. It does not, however, protect against the occasional omnipresent accidents or human-error problems.

Total Unification

We noticed that many customers of Office 365 had integrated some components of this SaaS, but for others, they still run with on-premise resources. A transition to a cloud-based business model can be challenging but inevitable. In a hybrid environment where in-house tech is used alongside cloud-based tools, data protection and integrity become a much more formidable challenge.
In non-cloud solutions to data management, the difference between terms like ‘data processor’ and ‘data owner’ becomes even more obscure. Since any data outside the cloud is the company’s sole responsibility, most business owners recognize the organizational and legal benefits of a cloud-based backup strategy.

Team Efficiency

With the Office 365 Mail, teams can access and re-organize project data using any device, from anywhere. This component makes team communication so much better. All internal conversations, chats, or logs conveniently reside in one place and can be pulled out as a specific reference at any time.
For many of us in the IT sector, email is the holy grail of business communications. MS Teams emerged as the vital link between our daily digital communication and project deliverables like source files or documentation. We can now open a discussion about a file, knowing that all participants are up-to-date with the subject.
Before using a SaaS solution for internal use, we manually added attachments, double-checked the version, or verified if ‘Tom from design’ made any last-minute changes. And when disaster stroke, we tumbled to find the culprit and hoped we have a restore point. Today, we have the full picture in view and work with the confidence of secured business continuity.
Office 365 is very integral when it comes to collaboration. With a universal backup system, your team can deploy with minimum risk of failure and work on projects alongside other groups. Office 365 teams is an essential component and are part of our daily routine. We use it to map out the intricate relation between workload and workforce.

Innovation

Microsoft is continuously reshaping the O365 components to match business demands and the environmental factors that shape it. As companies relentlessly try to win more customers and brush off fierce competition, a backup strategy is often overlooked. Many businesses fail to recognize that a sound backup technology is not an arbitrary strategy – it is a necessity.  Success comes to those who hoped for the best but also prepared for the worst.
With the data retention perks thanks to the cloud-aided Office 365 backups, you can completely customize your data management. The automatic data achieving functionality can alleviate data-driven projects, while intelligent storage retention can rewire resources in ways that best match your present business habits. Old and unused data can be flagged and removed, and the valuable data is stored in a familiar folder-like structure for searchability.

Final Thoughts

Those who already have the cloud as part of their company culture will find Office 365 environment as friendly and enabling. Companies who hesitate to leave their trusty local hardware behind are welcome to make that critical step, using the vast options for integrations.
Data-driven companies prefer the transformative solutions of Office 365 for reasons beyond the transformative power of cloud backup services. As part of Microsoft Enterprise Solutions, O365 not only organizes data and boosts team productivity. It also acts as a universal data protector. Regardless of the method – hybrid or ‘pure cloud’ – the ultimate responsibility for data security and integrity remains the data owners and stakeholders authorized to use it.

Office 365 helps companies get their business cloud-ready and focused explicitly on sustaining business continuity. The unified work environment of O365 helps us build better backups – more robust and incredibly more resilient to internal or external danger.
The cloud solution is best used by those willing to step into the cloud with both feet. For the rest – there always will be cross-platform inconsistencies and hiccups until the final transition. Young companies often bet on temporary local backup solutions, eager to get the attention they need to get ahead. But once they do, their infrastructure fails to scale-up alongside their business demand. Don’t be one of those companies.

Get in touch and see how well cloud backup solutions powered by O365 fit your company culture and business model.

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Author

Andreas Maier | CEO

Andreas is a result-oriented CEO who brings nearly 30 years of experience gained in the high-tech industry. His experience ranges up to leading positions in Fortune 100 companies such as rentalcars.com (PCLN) or Intrasoft International, a leading EU based R&D software vendor. He holds a Ph.D. in Neural Networks from the University of Cologne, Germany.
In the past Andreas has successfully founded and co-founded several startups among others XXL Cloud Inc., eShopLeasing Ltd, and WDS Consulting SA. His expertise is strongly focused on modern headless Commerce and the optimization of processes in IT ecosystems.