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Data is becoming more imperative than ever before, with businesses relying on data to make high-level decisions and run daily operations. Losing data can have a huge negative impact on your business, not only on profit loss from downtime but also on the image and brand of your company.

Who is responsible for backing your G-suite and Microsoft 365 data?

A common misconception is believing that Google and Microsoft are backing up your G-suite and Microsoft 365 data. In fact, Google states in their Terms & Conditions, they do not backup your data and any data they hold is your own responsibility. Additionally, G-suite has increased their prices by 20% this year alone and once businesses have all their data tied up in the G-suite platform, switching to other providers becomes difficult if not impossible. They have got you where they want you!

Backup Systems Ltd is one of the UK’s leading backup companies that focus on secure on-site and cross-site backups with more than 12 years of experience. In those years we have never increased our prices more than the inflation rate. Backup systems can backup G-suite including Google Drive files, Team Drives, Calendars and Contacts. Based on our experience we found three predominant factors why your company should backup data.

Human Error

Every human makes mistakes, and one of the main reasons for data loss is due to manual employee errors. These mistakes can lead to unintentional deletion or overwriting of files, data and text. Additionally, damaging hard drives and spilling liquids on devices can cause substantial data losses. Unfortunately, these mistakes mean that your company loses vital data that is essential to the operations of your business.

Compliance needs

An essential part of data protection is the ability to backup the data your company stores.  The new GDPR regulations make organisations more responsible for the data they hold. Company Directors are now personally liable to fines if the data of EU citizens is lost or cannot be restored in a timely manner. Most people are not aware but in the eyes of GDPR, “lost” does not just mean left on a laptop on a train, it also means if a file has been accidentally deleted and not able to be restored. If you do not have a reliable and fast backup system in place, you are opening yourselves up to massive fines.

Ransomware

A big issue with the increasing value of data, is hackers encrypting and locking companies data for ransom. More than half of businesses that are victims of cyber-attacks or data breaches are subject to public scrutiny and reduced brand recognition. Every 40 seconds a company is attacked by ransomware. Having your data backed up regularly and reliably will cause less of an issue because you can clean your hard drives and restore from your backups.

Cloud storage is not a back up solution

Backup Systems can help you move either back to an on-premise solution or to another cloud provider.  We can convert Google Docs, Sheets and Slides into Microsoft docx, xlsx and pptx format during the backup to help you migrate.  Our solutions allow us to efficiently integrate with your current infrastructure with minimal disruption to your business. Cloud storage has become essential to business operations due to cost-savings and anywhere access. However, cloud storage is not a backup solution and should not be relied upon in a business continuity strategy.

What your business needs is a solid backup strategy. Backup Systems focus on providing a quality backup solution with excellent customer service for competitive prices. Our backups are scheduled to run automatically, we are 100% GDPR compliant, and provide you better security with data staying under your control.

We take the security of your data very seriously. We are ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials accredited. To get more information or if you are interested in having a detailed conversation don’t hesitate to contact us on 0203 911 4909 or book a time here and we will find a time that suits you best.

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Topics: Backup Strategy, Outsourcing Backup and Disaster Recovery, Cloud Storage, Ransomware