The majority of data held within Microsoft Office applications is now found in the cloud, either online in Microsoft Office 365 itself, or with Microsoft or their partners in some other solution with similar features such as www.Box.com etc.
The advantage of not being concerned about backups or theft and reducing upfront investment such as air-conditioning and secure server rooms is obvious, but the organisational costs of reducing IT staff are even more important to the average SME. The extraction of data from Office 365 is equally simpler as long as your Microsoft partner has provided you with the correct information and access.
Microsoft Office data includes Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and Project files. Many of the office environments in the UK still prefer files to be held in-house and manipulated using Microsoft Office. The reasons are clear - there is no risk of losing data due to external forces or overseas legal or political difficulties and the data travels faster between staff and computers far faster than any internet connection can hope to compete with. Your insolvency cases will continue to revolve around finding all manner of Microsoft Office files and our services of file tracing and recovery are oriented around helping you make the maximum recovery against a case.
Data recovery can be a difficult task depending on where it was stored and what steps have been taken to make sure that data is always backed up. Local servers tend to be backed up more regularly than internet backup servers but internet servers have the advantage of being secured and maintained by the provider and so are up for 100% of the time. Laptops and desktops are usually fairly easy to recover from unless they are encrypted but laptops of course can be lost or destroyed in which case, without a backup, very little can be done.
Our data recovery department have their own lab and the latest in data recovery equipment. They can deal with all sorts of media and disk types to ensure that most data losses are not lost forever. Speak to a technician to find out how we can recover your data.