For businesses leveraging Office 365 for work, managing the data within the popular cloud-based application has never been easier.
The year-long process of moving Backupify data to the Datto cloud is nearly complete. Learn how it compared with the recent Dropbox migration from Amazon.
Critical business data lives everywhere today, whether it’s on your local machine, in the cloud, or in SaaS applications.
In every business, employees resign, retire or are terminated regularly. If your company happens to run a Google Apps domain, what do you do with a departing users’ data? Simply deprovisioning a Google Apps user is more complicated than it seems—there’s an easy way and a nuanced, security-conscious process—but any competent user-removal checklist should address the disposition of user data.
The cloud can become a creepy place when things start to disappear, so here are 5 causes of data loss to BE(a)WARE of.
Remember, planning is only step one. Take the time to construct a detailed backup plan, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time in the future!
“It can’t happen to me,” is an easy mindset to fall into. No matter what the context, everyone is susceptible to the random happenings of the world. When it comes to your Salesforce data, no one expects the system to fail them, but those who plan for it anyway tend to fare far better in the long-run. Below are some tales of success that came from having a documented backup plan.
When it comes to your Salesforce data, you may be surprised to learn that recovery and restoration of your data is not seamlessly taken care of in your subscription. While it is possible to recover and restore lost data with the assistance of Salesforce, many people are unaware of the related costs.
There is one enemy that no software will ever be able to protect itself against—its own users. There is no software on earth that can comprehend the intentions of a user, so there is no software solution to an employee—or any other authorized user of your Software as a Service solution—intentionally seeking to cause harm to your cloud data.
One of the primary reasons organizations and individuals adopt cloud applications is to take local devices—PCs, tablets and smartphones—out of the security equation. Unfortunately, life is not quite that simple. Adopting software-as-a-service applications can reduce the impact of local device corruption, but it does not eliminate the risks that your computer or mobile device can pose to your cloud data.
You’ve got lots of sensitive data stored in Salesforce: do you have plan? More specifically, have you documented a backup/disaster recovery plan? If the answer is no, then it’s time to get to work!
A misconfigured SaaS app has unfettered access to your cloud data, and it moves at the speed of software. If your third-party app malfunctions, it can destroy or corrupt your cloud data in a matter of seconds.
Security is different in the cloud. Your attack surface is bigger.
The single leading cause of data loss in the cloud is user error. This is due in equal parts to cloud vendors having largely solved the issue of hardware failure by virtue of sophisticated failover systems, and the fact that cloud solutions offer a wider variety of users a greater degree of system access than on-premise technology.
Software as a Service applications are often billed as being immune to disasters. That’s true to a point; your SaaS solutions are unlikely to be affected by natural disasters that strike your place of business—unless you happen to share a ZIP code with one of the handful of data centers that house your SaaS solution.
blur Group had to look no further than Datto’s Backupify product when deciding how to protect their Google Apps data. The Backupify solution covered all the bases, while delivering the most bang for their backup buck.
The lawyer (or lawyers) at your organization care about company data. They understand why your organization is legally obligated to retain cloud data. As cloud applications are now used more frequently, the Chief Legal Officer is tasked with ensuring company data stored in the cloud is protected. This means the CLO needs to understand the need for third-party cloud to cloud backup.
In one sense, the Chief Executive Officer cares about cloud to cloud backup for all the reasons the rest of C-suite cares about cloud to cloud backup: because the CEO is ultimately responsible for everything. Still, there are explicit reasons why a CEO would care about cloud to cloud backup—because the job is to manage the bigger picture.
Considering the very serious consequences of losing financial data in the cloud - both fiduciary and regulatory - it’s easy to see why if anyone needs their data backed up and secure, it’s the Chief Financial Officer.
The cloud is safe, but not infallible. Perhaps nobody knows this more than the CIO. After all, as the CIO you’ve been been at the forefront of the cloud and watched the growth of SaaS applications within your company. You know that backing up data - whether stored on-premise or in the cloud is always a must and you’re responsible for keeping data safe and secure. The job entails deploying security and disaster recovery solutions and policies.