The past two months has clearly demonstrated that those businesses who had already invested in modern workplace technology, were able to navigate the transition to remote working reasonably seamlessly. They have been able to maintain a laser focus on their demand, supply chain and their people, to pivot appropriately to retain customers.
Those responsible for protecting your data and ensuring systems are available face a broad and growing range of threats. Combine that with an ever increasing volume of, and reliance on data, the risks of data or system loss occurring have significantly increased. Within the industry we refer to backup, recovery, and continuity, but what does each actually mean and how does each protect your business from data loss or interruption?
Clearly, Microsoft Teams has seen huge growth in use over the past few weeks as remote working has been enforced. Microsoft Teams helps colleagues to collaborate, but also external clients, partners and suppliers too. Many companies will have rushed into Microsoft Teams usage, and will have done so without being aware of the many measures that Microsoft Teams provides to keep usage safe and secure.
What backup does Office 365 provide natively?
Office 365 does include some native capability to restore data. For example, information deleted from your mailbox goes into your deleted items folder. If information is deleted from there, administrators have the ability to restore from a secondary ‘system wide’ recycling bin. However data is only held in here for a small period of time (typically 14-30 days dependant on what it is and how Office 365 has been configured), and can also be purged entirely at any time, from which there is no ability to recover.