Backup and Recovery

Why Back Up Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform?

Eddie Babadzhanov
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Sr. Product Marketing Manager at OwnBackup
April 19, 2022

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform are powerful tools for businesses, offering everything from cloud-based CRM capabilities to low code tools for improving services, and integrations with many modern applications and software. This interoperability gives users flexible solutions when working with important data.

Enterprises use Dynamics 365 and Power Platform solutions to connect with clients, build new applications, and keep track of their essential resources. Consequently, if the data in these systems is lost or compromised, it could be catastrophic for organizations that rely on it. That’s why it’s essential for businesses to have backup and recovery solutions in place when things go wrong.

When implemented correctly, Dynamics 365 and Power Platform backups can ensure redundancy, safeguard data, and allow you to recover quickly.

The many causes of data loss

From cybercriminals, to natural disasters, and even user error—your data can fall victim to a variety of potential mishaps. 

Malicious attacks designed to damage, steal or hold data hostage present a real threat to modern businesses. Malware, ransomware, man-in-the-middle, and DDOS attacks mean you will want to keep your vital data protected.

Even if you avoid these attacks, unforeseen events can happen at any time. Hurricanes, floods, and fires can destroy equipment and disrupt networks, leaving you with few options to recover.

However, the biggest security risk to your data is actually your own users. In our annual State of SaaS report, we found the majority of data incidents can be attributed to well-intentioned humans who made mistakes or processes that weren’t fully tested. This loss can, in turn, lead to disruptions in important operations and leave your business unable to provide service to your clients.

Your customer's data is sensitive

Losing customer data isn’t just bad for business, it can also get you in trouble with regulators. For businesses in the healthcare industry for example, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires companies to take steps to keep client data confidential. Fines and other consequences can result when those requirements aren’t met. 

Even in non-highly regulated industries, regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have strict guidelines around the processing of individual data. GDPR applies to any company, anywhere, that captures personal data of EU residents. Infringements under GDPR carry administrative fines up to €20 million or 4% of total yearly worldwide turnover, whichever is higher.

Losing data can be costly

Your company may never fall victim to a ransomware attack, and regulators may not crack down on you with fines or other consequences. But the best reason to backup your data effectively should be convincing for any business owner: it’s good for the bottom line.

Data losses can cause enormous disruptions in your operations and introduce inefficiencies that slow your company down. You lose money when your business isn’t operating at its highest level. 

Repairing the damage from a data loss can also undercut your ability to thrive. When you have to allocate resources to cleaning up a data disaster, that’s money that can’t be spent investing in new clients, hiring top employees, or expanding into new ventures.

Protect your data with OwnBackup

If data is compromised or stolen—however it happens—backups will ensure that it can be recovered quickly. Although Dynamics 365 and Power Platform offer backup and restore capability for users, comprehensive protection requires more robust, versatile third party systems. 

OwnBackup is a leading SaaS data protection platform that gives you powerful, secure backup, recovery tools so you can focus on what matters. OwnBackup enables organizations with state-of-the-art backup processes that allow Dynamics 365 and Power Platform users to effectively build out scalable workloads. Our automated processes reduce your risk of data loss and protect important information so you can reinforce compliance across your organization.

Find out how to streamline efficient Dynamics 365 and Power Platform backups and restores with OwnBackup today.

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