The move toward cloud-based applications like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Docs enables users to access their information anytime, anywhere. This is the reason why Office 365 has become one of the most popular cloud apps in the business community. However, there is a distinct difference between accessing data and backing up data and the fact is; data created in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office apps are not backed up in 365’s cloud system.
The misconception has been perpetuated by the false assumption that the cloud automatically provides backup, whereas it was really built for universal access1. David Latulippe, who has built one of six authorized Microsoft Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in Canada, says you always have to have a backup because there is only 30 days retention on deleted files in Office 3651. A simple misunderstanding can cost you hours of work. But luckily can be easily avoided.
The same misconception of Office 365 backups is a commonly held misconception about the integrity of entire databases and their backups. Most companies have a process for backing up their data. However, some companies do not know for sure if their back-up has worked and will restore as expected. Such problems beg investigation. Ask yourself, when was the last time your database was backed up? Is there any backup in place to begin with? If a database fails, quantities of data can be lost and rendered unsalvageable. Do you remember what you invoiced a day, a week, a month ago?
Harvest Ventures offers technical services to maintain the integrity of your companies’ database in the form of ERP software health checks. For a system health check, Harvest Ventures reviews both master file setups and transactional data files. System performance is reviewed by our technical consultants. We review each of your backup processes and recovery settings, monitor database size and growth settings. Various other SQL Server performance checks are done to ensure optimal performance of Exact or Macola software and applications.
Through this service, our consultants flag possible issues and opportunities for improvement that can impact data and transactional integrity. Systems optimization, reporting accuracy and business operations.
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Del Nibletto, Paolo. “The Myth of the Office 365.” e-ChannelNews.com. 2018 https://e-channelnews.com/the-myth-of-the-office-365/