Teleco Launches Program to Backup Microsoft 365 for Local Businesses

Leading MTSP Takes a Proactive Approach to Securing Valuable Information 

THUNDER BAY, ON – June 18, 2024 – Teleco, a leading managed technology services provider, has announced the launch of a comprehensive program designed to backup Microsoft 365 for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). With the increasing reliance on cloud-based solutions like Microsoft 365 for storing critical business data, Teleco recognized the importance of taking proactive measures to secure this valuable information.

Businesses rely on Microsoft to manage their data backup process; however, hackers are targeting Microsoft users, and even if the company is allocating resources, adhering to responsible data practices and increasing their investment towards fortifying their cybersecurity defenses, the sheer volume of attacks has resulted in numerous breaches. For example, as recently as November 2023 Microsoft said state-backed Russian hackers accessed emails of senior leadership team members. While there was only a very small percentage of accounts breached, hackers still accessed files and remained undetected until January 12th. While it’s simpler to rely blindly on Microsoft, businesses need to take responsibility for making sure their cyber risks are managed properly.

Teleco‘s Microsoft 365 backup solution offers numerous benefits to businesses seeking to safeguard their data. One of the primary advantages of this program is minimizing the risk associated with relying solely on Microsoft’s infrastructure. In the event of a disruption, such as a system outage or cybersecurity breach, businesses not only face the potential of irretrievable data loss—but they also face the much more likely scenario whereby they have to wait for long data recovery periods, and costly downtime. By implementing a backup solution, independent of Microsoft’s default backup services, businesses can actually mitigate their risk and ensure the continuity of their operations.

Furthermore, Teleco‘s program enables companies to granularly restore emails, files, and SharePoint sites, providing added flexibility and control over their data. In an era where millions of hackers are constantly targeting Microsoft 365, diversifying backup solutions has become imperative for any business with sensitive data. While Microsoft still boasts a strong track record of uptime, the reality is that no system is entirely immune to threats. Teleco‘s program offers an additional layer of protection, ensuring that businesses have access to their valuable information even in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

Moreover, Teleco is providing unlimited storage for seven years, making it an ideal solution for archiving and compliance purposes, which is especially important for insurance reasons. Unlike other backup solutions that charge based on data usage, Teleco offers a cost effective, flat-rate pricing model, guaranteeing data retention. Penny Belluz, Director of Operations of Teleco stated, “Many companies are outsourcing the backup of their data to Microsoft, assuming that their information is secure. However, this approach leaves them vulnerable, as organizations have limited access to recover data immediately in the event of a data loss incident. With our program, businesses can rest assured knowing that their data is backed up securely and that we have access to facilitate data restoration when needed.”


Teleco is a locally owned Managed Technology Service Provider, committed to delivering innovative and cutting-edge solutions and products in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario since 1985. A lot has changed in 39 years and we are proud of how we have evolved to understand our clients’ needs and assist them to implement and maintain technology to benefit their business.

As an outsourced Managed Technical Service Provider, we give businesses a lower cost alternative and a higher level of service. We are here to offer scalable solutions to help simplify and alleviate the IT issues that come with running a business. We strive to make your business our business and help clients with a proactive approach to all their IT spending by creating a reachable technology roadmap that is affordable. Our goal is to help business owners take control of their IT budget instead of being reactive. Working with you we create a strategic plan for all your technology for immediate improvements and sustainable growth over time.