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TECH BUYER May 2019 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR145096519

Why a Backup Strategy for Microsoft Office 365 is Essential for Security, Compliance, and Business Continuity

By: Archana VenkatramanResearch Manager – European Datacenter Research

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This IDC Perspective assesses how data protection dynamics in SaaS change, particularly as services such as Microsoft Office 365 adoption accelerates, and its use expands beyond Exchange to other services that include SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams to become key to business productivity.

"While O365 is fast becoming the center of business productivity, a backup and recovery strategy is an afterthought. Relying on Microsoft's native backup capabilities and infrastructure-level uptime features is a risky strategy because regardless of where the data is, it is the company's responsibility," said Archana Venkatraman, research manager, IDC European Datacenter. "Without an enterprise-grade backup strategy for O365, enterprises are exposing themselves to risks such as ransomware, accidental loss of data, lack of data control, compliance exposures, and threats to business continuity."


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