Why should I backup Office 365?

Office 365 is one of the most favourite cloud services in the world. I bet you’ve come across it even at your own workplace, as its market share in Finnish small and medium sized companies is almost 70 percent. At the same time, vast services for the backup of cloud services, like Office 365, have increased – one of these is Nexetic’s Shield Backup. You might wonder however, for what purposes are these services needed? Doesn’t Microsoft backup information – isn’t the data secure in the cloud, and if something happens, can’t the data be found from the recycle bin?

Nexetic’s professionals are unanimous – the Office 365 data and workstations need to be backed up, as the information really disappears also from the recycle bin after a definite time period. If, for example, you delete accidentally an important email, it will disappear from the recycle bin after 30 days. You can buy extensions to the recycle bin, but even then, the information disappears permanently after 90 days.

“It’s widely accepted that when a company uses cloud services, you can let go of backup gradually. This, however, is usually the other way around. In the era of cloud services, the need for backup and backup services is even greater than before”, says Nexetic’s VP of Global Sales Henry Liukko-Sipi in Nexetic’s new webinar.

6 good reasons to backup Office 365 data

Did you know that as much as third of all companies have lost important information from Office 365 (Aberdeen)? Majority of these are due to human errors, but some are the result of intentional mistakes and neglects or for example malware or cyberattacks.

Whatever the reason, the risk is real for every company and should be noted. ”Too often we are contacted when the damage has already happened. Backup services should be considered similar to insurances”, reminds Liukko-Sipi.

We listed six excellent reasons why you should backup your Office 365 data:

1. Information is deleted accidentally

2. Data can’t be restored from all time periods

3. Internal data security threats

4. External data security threats

5. Service outages

6. Responsibility for the safety of company information according to GDPR.

In our webinar, we tell you more about what happens to the information deleted from Office 365 and why Office 365 data should be backed up. You also hear real-life examples, how Nexetic’s services could’ve helped companies in cases where information has been lost.

Want to be a Nexetic distributor? With Nexetic, you can offer your customers safe and controlled use of cloud services. Read more about Nexetic Partnership!

Does Microsoft Office 365 include Backup and Recovery?

Data loss is often a major concern for Office 365 customers, because  more and more business critical data moves to cloud. Microsoft’s backup policies can’t guarantee a complete restore of lost data.

When production data moves to the cloud, many organisations don’t realize that they are still responsible for their data no matter where it’s located.

Although moving to the Microsoft Office 365 platform allows you access to its powerful features and collaboration tools. Many have assumed that once your data is in the cloud, it is completely safe.  

Unfortunately Office 365 doesn’t have native backup and flexible recovery capabilities for customer data.  Ultimately, you are responsible for these activities in order to keep your customers data safe in the cloud. 

O365’s native recycle bins and version histories are not true backups, and they don’t allow internal IT organizations to control backup and recovery.


Over 32% of companies have lost data in the cloud. Don´t be the next victim. 

Shield Backup Office 365

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