Most businesses today house their data in some type of public or private cloud, whether it is inside Microsoft 365 or another SaaS application, it is a common business practice. As organizations increasingly move data into cloud-based applications, many believe that traditional best practices, such as data backup and managed cybersecurity, are outdated. After all, SaaS applications are always available, accessible from anywhere, and highly redundant, so why is backup necessary?
Many organizations mistakenly believe that Microsoft 365 and similar SaaS application’s data is automatically protected. But unfortunately, that is only partially true. While Microsoft does ensure that it will not lose your data, it does not guarantee to restore data if you do. In other words, Microsoft 365 data is as vulnerable to accidental or malicious deletion, ransomware, and different types of data loss just as on-premises applications are.