Why It’s Important To Back Up Your Microsoft Teams Data?

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Microsoft Teams is a communications platform, which integrates with Office 365, along with hundreds of other applications. It is accessed and stored in the cloud. If Teams is stored in the cloud, there should be no need to back it up, right? Actually, there’s every need. There is a common misconception that cloud services, such as Microsoft Teams, do not need to have a backup. The cloud retains your data, and has versioning features to preserve your important business files. But if something goes wrong and your data is lost or deleted, the cloud alone is not enough protection. Let’s take a look at why you should back up your Microsoft Teams data.

Why Do I Need to Backup Teams?

When disaster strikes, your company’s critical information could be lost. It can sometimes be impossible to restore that data, because there are some factors that Teams has no control over.Here are some of the reasons that it is important to backup Microsoft Teams regularly.

Avoid dependency.

Don’t let your business be wholly dependent on a single cloud vendor. If you don’t have control of your own data, you may struggle to retrieve it in the event of deletion. Even when your data is retrievable, the process could end up being long-winded and complex. Accidental deletion Employees can easily make a mistake and delete cloud-based data. This becomes even more of a problem when they don’t realise that they’ve done it. As time passes, that data becomes irretrievable. This is also the case for data that has been overwritten by accident. Having a backup plan in place guarantees that your data can be restored easily in the event of human error.

Prevent delays due to data loss.

When your data is deleted or corrupted, your business could face three major problems. These are loss of data, loss of time and loss of money.

The best way to avoid data loss issues impacting on your productivity and, ultimately, your income, is to have a data backup that is available at a moment’s notice.

Archiving content.

It’s important to regularly back up your files if your business needs them for compliance purposes. Our backup systems will preserve your content, and can be used to archive all your Teams data.

Employees leaving your company.

It’s easy to deactivate a Teams account once an employee leaves your company, but what happens to all the data that’s associated with their account? A backup strategy will ensure that all of that data is transferred safely. Without one, that data will be lost if you don’t have an way to export it within the Teams application.

Corrupt third-party apps

One of the greatest functionalities of Teams is that it integrates easily with hundreds of third-party applications. But these apps can sometimes malfunction, deleting or corrupting your data. This is another reason why it’s important to make backups, ensuring that your files are always retrievable.

Just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you…

Malicious users, such as resentful employees or contractors are a common cause of data loss. With the right user access rights, a lot of damage can be done. With the correct security and backup precautions, this damage can be mitigated.

That’s okay, we use G-Suite

All of the reasons to backup your data that we’ve mentioned above are true for Google’s G-Suite as well as Microsoft Teams. In fact you should always backup your data no matter what platform you’re using.

But How Do I Backup My Data?

You are responsible for your data. That’s why cloud-to-cloud backup solutions are the best way to keep your data safe no matter what happens