Just yesterday Office 365 had an issue for some accounts where SharePoint sites went down and weren't accessible to users. This affected four SuiteFiles users that we're aware of, and possibly a few more who didn't report it to us.
If you're reading this, then your data is already in the cloud. Well done, you've made a big step towards ensuring the longevity of your business and enforcing a prudent disaster recovery plan. Good platforms and document management systems like SharePoint Online have security measures and fail safes that protect your data. Microsoft are world leaders in fact. SharePoint also has not one, but two recycle bins from which you can restore any documents that you need to. Sounds good right?
Two weeks ago my world ended. Well, maybe not ended. I’m still here, my family is still fit and healthy and the business is still running. Still, it felt like the world had ended. My laptop crashed!
Microsoft is heavily promoting the OneDrive for Business sync tool for connecting to SharePoint Online. This tool has it's place but it also has limitations like:
Forgive the blatant reference to a 1990’s Cher pop hit, but the title of this blog post does recognise a widely known fact – small business owners are time-poor. For the most part, small businesses operate without the luxury of specialist resource, the status quo is a bunch of hard-working generalists doing their best to keep the plates in every avenue of their business spinning while still driving strategic growth and revenue.