Why should I backup Office 365?
Computers get hacked
1 in 5 email accounts get hacked and 90% of cyber-attacks come via email.
Once your computer/laptop is compromised, hackers can gain access to Office 365 where you have your email and store important documents.
Hackers are even more active now with the knowledge that more people are working from home during the pandemic and are logging into work using their personal computers and laptops.
We are all human
The vast majority of lost files and emails are deleted from good old human error. And Microsoft will not continue to store deleted content forever.
If your content is important, it is important to backup your content.
Microsoft recommends using a thrid party backup service
Microsoft is repsponsible for making sure their Office 365 infrastructure runs smoothly, but they are not responsible for backing up your content.
If your Office 365 account is closed for any reason, Microsoft will not be able to retrieve your content.
In their User Agreement, Microsoft even recommends safeguarding your content by using a third party backup service.
Legal and compliance requirements
Certain regulated industries require all email communications to be preserved. Office 365 by itself doesn't meet these requirements.