DT joins the services bonanza spawned by the pandemic

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) is adding SkyKick Cloud Backup to its Microsoft service portfolio, with "even higher security standards" plus support to set it up.

DT acknowledges that business customers automatically back up data from Microsoft 365 applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint and OneDrive, but says there are many scenarios that can lead to a loss of data in corporate networks. They range from infection by malware to accidental deletion by employees.

This is the latest new service to be offered by an operator to meet the new needs of workers in era of coronavirus when many are working from home indefinitely.

GDPR compliance

With SkyKick, companies that do not already have an integrated cloud backup can secure the data from Microsoft 365 applications and DT highlights the need for businesses to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation which stipulates companies must be able to recover personal data at any time.

SkyKick's solution helps to recover data, that have been deleted accidentally or otherwise. In the event of a malware infection, data can be restored to its state before the infection. The software automatically detects email boxes, SharePoint pages and OneDrive content.

The system relies on a 256-bit key and backs data up automatically up to six times a day. No installation or separate operation is required to set up SkyKick Cloud Backup. The TelekomCLOUD Expert Service helps companies to set up the SkyKick Cloud Backup and in determining individuals' backup settings.

Options

SkyKick Cloud Backup for Exchange Online stores mails for a monthly fixed price starting at €2.45 per licence, per month with a minimum contract period of 12 months.

SkyKick Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365 backs up all data from Exchange Online, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business and teams. It costs from €4.95 per licence per month with a minimum contract of 12 months.

Service: SkyKick and Microsoft 365 provides remote support to help customers instal and set up of Microsoft 365 at a fixed price. The service also helps implement SkyKick Cloud BackUp if required.

DT offers various packages depending on the size of the company.

Microsoft Basic Standard Setup is available from €99 per setup and is designed for very small companies without a domain network or complex server infrastructure.

Microsoft Comfort Premium Setup service for larger companies that have more complex networks and infrastructure.