The SaaS (Software as a Service) market continues to grow yearly, with Google (G Suite) and Microsoft (Office 365) leading the way. It may come as a surprise to most that both of these Cloud Services don’t include any native backup or disaster recovery.
In a recently published report from Forrester (link below) the only way to really guarantee your critical data is protected is to use a backup service.
Listed below are the most common forms of data loss as identified by Forrester:
- Accidental data loss: – the most common form of data loss. That whoops moment!
- Departing employees: What happens to an ex employee’s data when they leave? Does your SaaS provider require you to pay on going license fees for inactive accounts?
- Hacktivists / Hackers: Just about everyday there is a new story of a cyberattack. On premise systems are are often targeted, but ransomware and malware have the potential to impact cloud based systems.
- Malicious insiders: Whether it’s a disgruntled employee, a resentful contractor, or some other insider with the intention to do harm, malicious users are another common cause of data loss, both on-premises and in cloud environments.
- Rogue applications: What happens when the app that’s supposed to consolidate duplicate records accidentally deletes or corrupts unique records?
- SaaS providers prolonged outage: As the saying goes, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” An unexpected, prolonged SaaS provider outage can cripple your business.
When it comes down to it, the reality of it is, You are responsible for protecting your data. The SaaS providers make this very clear in their terms and conditions – they will guarantee your data in case of power or infrastructure failure, or a disaster in or around their data center.
To find out more and to download the Forrester Report click on this link: Back Up Your SaaS Data — Because Most SaaS Providers Don’t
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