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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.

Daily Versus Weekly Backup for Salesforce #3: Spanning Provides More Complete Backups

Jul 29, 2014 By: Posted in: Backup, Salesforce

So far in our series on daily versus weekly backup for Salesforce data, we’ve discussed two key benefits of a daily, automated solution: less data loss resulting from more frequent backups and decreased costs, errors, and stress associated with data protection and accessibility. The final advantage of a backup and restore solution you can set and forget over the weekly, manual export of Salesforce data is the completeness of backups afforded by daily, automated backup. Read More >

11 Google Apps Tools You Need Now

Jul 24, 2014 By: Posted in: Industry, Cloud Technology, Google Apps

If you’re an ardent Google Apps user, you probably know by now that if there’s something Google Apps can’t do, there’s probably another tool that can. Whether it’s a plugin, an extension or a standalone app, there is an entire community of tools that enhance the Google Apps experience. Here are eleven of our favorites. Read More >

Special Offer: Free Google Apps Backup for Students

Jul 23, 2014 By: Posted in: Backup, Google Apps

You’re gearing up for another school year. Teachers and students are coming back, and they’re about to start creating a lot of files in Google Apps for Education. Do you have a plan in place for situations like these? Read More >

A Tale of Two (Salesforce Backup) Cities

Jul 22, 2014 By: Posted in: Industry, Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Salesforce

Last week, I met with Salesforce User Groups in San Antonio, Texas and Portland, Oregon, learning from each and sharing a better way to backup and restore Salesforce data and metadata. What did I learn? To paraphrase Dickens, it was the best of times for a better backup and restore solution, and the worst of times for admins who rely only on the Salesforce Weekly Export. Read More >

Cloud Compliance: How to Pass Your Audits while Managing Data in the Cloud

Jul 17, 2014 By: Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Backup

Those who migrate to the cloud for business do so to take advantage of the agility and increased collaboration afforded by this technology. Some cloud critics insist that moving to the cloud requires an untenable trade of security and control in order to reap the cloud’s greatest benefits, but we can show you how, with just a little effort, there’s no need to compromise when it comes to data integrity. Read More >