Google Apps is a great email cloud solution. It’s fast and already backed up online. So, that brings me to the obvious first question: Why would you need to back up an email cloud solution that is already backed up?
With the growing hacking activity, it is always wise to back up your online files to another source. It is always good computer service practice to back up your files in two places. This redundancy protects your files in case of data loss, whether on an external hard drive or cloud. Further, if you accidentally delete emails or have user error situation, your files will be safe. If you use a personal Gmail account, you are not offered Google support as readily and may be locked out of your account if your password is stolen or entered incorrectly too many times. So, those are a few reasons why you should back up your Google Apps or Gmail account.
The best IT solution I’ve seen for this is Backupify. For $3 per user per month, you’ll be able to back up your Google Apps easily. It automates daily backups as well as provide a restore in case you need to get back your emails. Keep in mind that this also backs up your Google Docs, Calendar, Contacts, and Sites along with your email.
So, if you have a Google Apps or Gmail account, you should by all means back it up!