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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, Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, and so much more.

New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Encryption Key Management

Based on recommendations by the Cloud Security Alliance and the requirements of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, enterprise organizations want SaaS data protection solutions that support the self-management of encryption keys. We are excited to announce that Spanning Backup for Salesforce is the first and only AppExchange app that supports Encryption Key […]


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Are you covered? 3 Critical Data Protection Functions for Cloud IT

Regardless of where you are on your cloud migration journey, there are three data protection practices that you must consider to ensure your critical business information is safe and always available. These are: managing user access, defining data security policies, and implementing proper backup and recovery. Identity and Access Management Every organization moving to a […]


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Spanning by EMC Teams up with Schinnerer and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Security Protection Solution

No organization – regardless of size – is immune to cyber security-related data loss. Even small to midsized businesses aren’t safe. That’s why we have joined forces with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, a leading underwriting manager, and Microsoft to provide a comprehensive cyber security protection solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Our solution includes […]


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What You Need to Know about Ransomware Attacks and Office 365

You’ve likely seen the headlines by now: Microsoft Office 365 hit with massive Cerber ransomware attack, report Widespread Attack on Office 365 Corporate Users with Zero-day Ransomware Virus Cerber ransomware targets enterprises via Office 365 These are some pretty alarming stories. Just as organizations have begun to trust putting their collaboration applications – and data […]


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Survey Says The Cloud Is Changing the Game When It Comes to Data Protection

EMC has published the results from its annual global research survey, the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016, asking IT decision-makers at 2,200 organizations to index data protection maturity, threats, and trends. Several trends were identified and it’s no surprise with the recent news coverage of the ransomware attacks that 29% of organizations surveyed reported […]


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Lightning Ready!

Many Salesforce admins have adopted, or are planning to adopt, the Salesforce Lightning Experience – not just for its new, amazing user experience, but for the new functionality Lightning Experience brings. With a shared vision and passion for delivering paradigm-shifting innovation within a brilliant user experience, it’s no surprise that Spanning is the leading ISV […]


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SaaS is Changing Everything – Including Data Loss Risk from Admin Error

As seen on EMC’s The Core Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has a history unlike that of on-premises software, and the people who manage and administer SaaS applications reflect that difference. When it comes to data protection, that difference matters, as you’ll learn. What is SaaS, and does it REALLY differ from on-premises or from hosted applications? SaaS […]


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SThree Stays Focused on Business Instead of Backup with Spanning Backup for Salesforce

SThree PLC started in 1986 as a modest four-person staffing services business in London; today, the company is a global leader in recruitment that continues to strategize for future growth. A key part of that strategy is to use the Force.com platform as the foundation for a growing set of cloud-based solutions that currently includes […]


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Spanning by EMC Extends Cloud-to-Cloud Backup to Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive for Business

As enterprises continue to migrate their business applications and data to cloud services, their need to be able to quickly recover from a data loss disaster is more crucial than ever.  So today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve extended our enterprise-class SaaS data protection for Microsoft Office 365 to include backup and restore for […]


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New Features for Spanning Backup for Google Apps: Help Desk Admin and Custom Email Labels

Data loss can happen in Google Apps through sync errors, user errors, malicious actions, or admin errors. In fact, according to recent research, roughly 70% of all SaaS data loss incidents are due to user error. To effectively protect your data from loss, you need the leader in enterprise-grade backup for Google Apps, Spanning by […]


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