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Updated by Annu Sabu Palathingal on Jun 28, 2018
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5 Compelling Reasons to Backup Your Gmail

In a time where everything you do and need is stored in your Gmail, keeping a backup would be the smartest thing to do. We have provided you with 5 compelling reasons as to why you SHOULD backup your Gmail.

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Avoid data loss during Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Avoid data loss during Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

M&As are complex and time-consuming affairs with several moving parts. One of the complexities in an M&A is IT integration.

IT integration during M&As could take several years to complete and the expected synergies of a merger or acquisition are dependent on how efficiently IT systems are integrated.

Any misstep in IT integration could result in data loss potentially derailing the merger or acquisition.

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Hold and retain data for legal compliance & litigation purposes

Hold and retain data for legal compliance & litigation purposes

Organizations are legally bound to put a hold on the data related to the litigation as well as retain historical data or transaction logs for a specified period of time.

Regulations such as the Federal Rules for Civil Procedure and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act make it mandatory for companies to retain documents including electronically stored information (ESI) such as emails.

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Protect yourself from insider threats and external attackers

Protect yourself from insider threats and external attackers

Ransomware attacks like Cryptolocker could encrypt all of the company’s data stored in the drive. Without backup, accessing data could become a nightmare.

A careless click on an attachment that looks trustworthy could expose all of your company’s sensitive information, allowing the hacker even to delete critical company data. If you are a small business or a startup, this could mean the end of your business.

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Don’t let accidental deletions stop you on your tracks

Don’t let accidental deletions stop you on your tracks

Believe it or not, Google occasionally suffers from outages that adversely affect users who solely depend on the cloud-based service for their business and personal use.

Google’s terms and conditions for Gmail users clearly mentions that they DO NOT take responsibility for the loss of any data in the event of an outage.

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Manage employee exits like a boss

Manage employee exits like a boss

Exits are recurring events in any company. Therefore, when employees leave the organization it is important to retain the company related data associated with them.

There are chances for a dissatisfied employee to delete critical business emails before leaving the organization.