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There’s never been a more important time to backup Microsoft Office 365

There’s never been a more important time to backup Microsoft Office 365

Businesses worldwide are being forced to re-evaluate how they’re working in-line with new COVID-19 lock-down restrictions, but why should organisations backup Microsoft Office 365?

Many organisations have had to close their doors and Furlough workers, leaving the lucky ones to explore remote working in this time of crisis. The cloud has never played a more important part in today’s workplace, with millions of individual workers connecting to their data and online software solutions from their home offices. This can, however, be problematic and mainstream providers are struggling to keep up with demand.

Microsoft Office 365 scaling issues

MS365 icons - Microsoft Office 365 backupMicrosoft Office 365 was a core business staple, even before COVID-19 took hold, but there is no doubt the demand for the service has accelerated, leaving the provider struggling to scale-up facilities. So much so, that Microsoft has had to restrict and prioritise its resources to ensure that core services such as the NHS and Government have the facilities that they need to care for citizens and combat the virus.… but what does this mean for other organisations?

Don’t risk your data

Unfortunately, while Microsoft resolves these scaling problems Office 365 services will remain vulnerable, but the power to protect your business is still in your hands.

If you have important data stored with Microsoft Office 365, you may not be aware that Microsoft doesn’t guarantee the availability of your data, even if service disruptions are caused by Microsoft itself.

“We strongly advise you to make regular back-up copies of Your Content. Microsoft can’t be held responsible for Your Content or the material others upload, store or share using our Services.”

Microsoft Service agreement

This means that if Microsoft services crash there may be a delay in accessing your data, or worse, your data could be permanently deleted, with no guarantee of getting it back. Businesses are already vulnerable due to lock-down restrictions and economical changes, losing core data could be detrimental.

Protecting your Microsoft Office 365 data has never been more important

Taking a backup of your Microsoft Office 365 doesn’t have to be complicated and there are online services such as CloudCover 365, that allow organisations to protect data through an online, browser-based portal. You can protect Microsoft 365 services including Teams, Email, SharePoint and more, backing up information as many times as you need, and keeping it for as long as you need to.

We want to help any organisation that needs us, so we’re offering:

Free technical support – any business in the UK can contact us with questions about remote working. You can bypass our sales team and contact our support experts for free.

Access to your work files from home – we have a simple solution to access and collaborate on work file shares, from home, without complex networking. We’re offering Nimbox free for 30 days to any organisation that needs it.

Remote meetings with colleagues and customers – For a limited time you could use Microsoft Teams free for 6 months, utilising video conferencing, shared whiteboards, instant messaging and more.

A local support network – virtualDCS is a joint founder of the Yorkshire Coronavirus Business Support Group. The team collaborated with Fleek marketing to create a support network for businesses during the crisis. With advice and industry experts covering topics from Cloud, to communications, Finance, HR, Employment Law and more.

Feel free to contact the virtualDCS team by calling 03453 888 327 or emailing enquiries@virtualDCS.co.uk