The rush to remote working in 2020 saw an increase in the flow of Office 365 data over the Internet. According to a 27 April 2021 posting on The Verge, Microsoft has 145 million people using its Microsoft Teams communications app. Compare that to the 75 million users attributed to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during an investor call on 29 April 2020.
Barracuda commissioned an independent study to survey IT decision-makers in the United States, EMEA, and APAC. The Consensus study aimed to capture the current opinions and perspectives about Office 365, data security, backup and recovery, SaaS solutions, and a variety of related topics.
Over 1,828 executives, individual contributors, and team managers with responsibility for their organization’s cloud infrastructure shared their opinions.
“With the rapid shift to remote work dramatically increasing reliance on SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams over the past year, protecting Office 365 data is a more crucial requirement than ever before—and more challenging,” said Tim Jefferson, SVP, Engineering for Data, Networks and Application Security, Barracuda.
“That’s why organizations are looking for comprehensive, easy-to-use backup solutions that are fast to get up and running and include capabilities like granular retention that aren’t included in Microsoft’s native functionality.”
The results were published in the new report, The state of Office 365 backup.
- 52% of IT decision makers say their organization has experienced a ransomware attack.
- 67% of organizations are still relying solely on capabilities built in Office 365 to backup and recover Office 365 data.
- 81% of respondents indicate that using Teams creates a data-retention concern.
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