Most businesses are eagerly adopting cloud-based applications and storage.  Cloud resources offer many benefits such as: scalability, affordable monthly costs, superior collaboration tools, and easier access to data from multiple devices and locations. However, moving your applications and data to cloud-based resources doesn’t come without some caveats.  Data and the users must be protected and backed up just like conventional on-premise configurations.  

Cloud Vendors Do Not Protect User Data.  It is the responsibility of the end user to protect the security of their own data and identities. 

What does this mean? 

Microsoft provides and supports the infrastructure but does not provide data backup, protection against human error, malicious internal or external attacks, hackers, viruses, or malware. 

So, what can businesses do to ensure that their data is protected in the cloud?  

Businesses can take advantage of partnering with a Managed Service Provider such as Onward Computer Systems.  Onward offers managed support clients multiple layered security solutions and backup services that protect their cloud-based assets and data.