Holding data in Cloud storage - such as OneDrive, Dropbox etc. doesn't make it invincible. Many people believe that because it's accessible on many devices, the data is safe and "backed up" to multiple machines. This simply isn't true.
Whilst many businesses have adapted and embraced recent changes in the way we all work, it's vital that by affording flexibility, companies don't let their security slip. One area that is essential and often overlooked, is backing up your Microsoft 365 data.
The 2025 Big Switch Off is nearly upon us. Whilst it still seems a while away, businesses should start planning their migration now as 2025 isn't the start, it's the completion date. The work has already begun!
In this blog we'll explain what The 2025 Big Switch Off is, what it means and what you'll have to do.
Historically, there have been barriers to adoption of Azure Servers with expense and unpredictable pricing being the biggest concerns. However, changes in Microsoft's licensing mean that this is no longer the case, and SMBs can now access the discounts that were only previously afforded to larger businesses.
Historically, the power and flexibility of Azure was perfect for businesses who wished to spin up servers for short periods of time. For many businesses who wanted a long term solution though, the expense and unpredictability of its pricing meant that Azure was out of reach. This, however, is no longer the case.
Azure Information Protection (AIP) from Microsoft is designed to protect communication of sensitive information (emails and documents) both internally and externally from your organisation. This allows you to choose who can and can't see certain documents and folders, and assign levels of confidentiality and importance.
Microsoft have a range of products available to help strike the right balance between freedom and security for your organisation. One of these is Azure Information Protection, or AIP, which helps keep your business safe in three main ways: encryption, allowing and rescinding access to documents, and classification and labelling.