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Data Loss Happens in the Cloud. Is Your Microsoft Office 365 Account Protected?
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Data Loss Happens in the Cloud. Is Your Microsoft Office 365 Account Protected?

Microsoft Office 365 (M365) has become an increasingly popular platform for businesses, with its productivity, collaboration and communication tools. However, while M365 provides basic security measures, it is not designed to restore lost, deleted, or corrupted data quickly and easily.

According to IDC’s European Datacenter, “Relying on Microsoft's native backup capabilities and infrastructure-level uptime features is risky because regardless of where the data is, it is the company's responsibility." "Without an enterprise-grade backup strategy for M365, enterprises are exposing themselves to risks such as ransomware, accidental loss of data, lack of data control, compliance exposures, and threats to business continuity.”

According to Statista, 94% of companies that experience severe data loss never recover, and SMBs are 10x more likely to be hit with a data breach than larger organizations. While it is critical to have a backup solution to protect against data loss, 58% of SMBs have no backup plan for M365. But why is that? Below, we discuss four reasons to have a cloud backup solution in place and how cloud solution providers can provide comprehensive M365 data protection for your business.

Protection Against Data Loss

Data loss can happen for numerous reasons, including hardware failure, human error, natural disasters and cyberattacks. In fact, IT Policy Compliance Group states that 50% of data loss is due to human error alone. Add in the rest, and it is a recipe for disaster. Cloud backup provides an additional layer of protection to ensure that your data is safe and recoverable in case of such incidents. And, with solutions from SkyKick, your M365 environments - including Exchange Online, SharePoint for Business, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Teams - are protected through bulk and restore backup options across multiple Azure data centers globally.

Automatic backups

Cloud solutions automate the backup process, meaning you do not have to worry about manually backing up your data. The most reliable backup solutions provide multiple daily backups for a snapshot of your data. This frequency ensures that your data is always up-to-date without manual intervention. Solutions such as SkyKick provides end-users up to six automated backups per-day and unlimited backup storage retention allowing accurate recovery of M365 user data in case of loss.

Easy data recovery

Cloud backup solutions make it easy to recover your data quickly in case of data loss. With just a few clicks, you can restore your data to its previous state, saving you time and effort. SkyKick provides multiple bulk and individual restore options across all M365 products, including:

  • Full restoration of sites, subsites, lists, mailboxes, OneDrive for Business accounts, Office 365 Groups, and more
  • Granular restoration of emails, files, versions, list items, conversations, and more
  • Point-in-time restoration of mailboxes and OneDrive for Business accounts

Scalable & Cost-effective

Cloud backup solutions are highly scalable and often more cost-effective than on-premise backup methods, because they eliminate the need for physical backup storage devices and the associated maintenance costs. And, without the need for additional hardware or software licenses, cloud data storage and backup can be adjusted per the needs of the business by simply updating the provider’s plan. This makes it easy to scale up or down as your business grows or changes without the need to reconfigure your environment.


Data loss can happen at any moment, and on any scale, so it's important to have a Microsoft Office 365 backup solution for data restoration. Sharp can help your business implement SkyKick Cloud Backup to operate seamlessly in the background of your M365 account to help your business quickly and accurately recover from data loss incidents with minimal disruption, mitigating potential data loss costs.



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