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Welcome to Cracking the Cloud, Spanning's blog about all things cloud, including backup and recovery, data protection, SaaS, data security, Google Apps, Salesforce, and so much more.

4 Ways to Get Back to School in the Google Classroom

Sep 18, 2014 By: Posted in: Backup, Google Apps

The pencils are sharpened, the laptops are open, and school is back in session. Though it’s time once again to break out your Google Apps and educate young minds, it’s never a bad time for educators to learn some new tricks too. We have four ways you can sharpen your Google Apps skills. Read More >

UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business Protects Fighting Turtle Futures with Spanning Backup

Sep 10, 2014 By: Posted in: Customers, Backup, Google Apps

When it’s your job to make sure that all technology services are delivered smoothly and rapidly across student, faculty, and staff members of one of the top-ranked business schools in the nation, there’s just no time to worry about data vulnerability in your Google Apps environment. Read More >

7-Step Rapid Response Plan: Mitigate the Dyre Malware Risk in Salesforce

Sep 09, 2014 By: Posted in: Industry, Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Salesforce

Even though salesforce.com takes great care to protect your data, recent news about Dyre malware shows that Salesforce administrators need to do more for data protection, and they need to do it NOW. Don’t worry: we’re going to show you ways to minimize the risks posed by Dyre, and how to recover from this or any other potential data loss. Read More >

Why Google for Work Is More Than Just a Name Change

Sep 08, 2014 By: Posted in: Industry, Backup, Google Apps

Last week, Google announced that Google Enterprise will now be known as Google for Work. But is there anything there beyond a name change? Read More >

Spanning Backup’s “Tour de Salesforce Texas”: Friendly Spoken Here

Sep 03, 2014 By: Posted in: Industry, Backup, Salesforce

Last week, I met with and learned from Salesforce User Groups in Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas. What I saw on Spanning Backup’s “Tour de Salesforce Texas” was perfectly aligned with the Texas state motto, “Friendship.” From Admin-Helping-Admin sessions in Dallas, to the friendships shared among the MVPs presenting in San Antonio, to the engagement of salesforce.com presenters with Houston admins, the Texas Salesforce Community showed a variety of practical applications of “Texas friendly.” Read More >