Spanning Blog

Welcome to "Cracking the Cloud," Spanning's blog about all things cloud, including backup and recovery, data protection, SaaS, data security, Office 365, G Suite, Salesforce, and so much more.

Data Sovereignty and the Cloud: Are you Compliant?

The rapid adoption and popularity of cloud and SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce have introduced a better way to collaborate and share data, and have provided businesses with improvements in efficiency and lowered IT costs. SaaS and cloud computing are changing the paradigm for how we work. As you move to […]


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Going to #salesforcetour London? Learn from Annika Milton of adidas Group

Are you a Salesforce developer or admin who’ll be attending the Salesforce World Tour London (#salesforcetour) on May 18, 2017? If yes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from our customer Annika Milton, Senior Project Manager, adidas Group, when she presents at 12 pm in the Partner Theater on the expo floor. Annika’s work […]


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Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware Attacks in Three Easy Steps

It happened. Over  the last few years, security experts and technologists alike have been talking about the potential impact of a global ransomware attack, and on a Friday morning, starting in the UK and rippling across Europe and Asia Pacific, more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were compromised. As organizations assess the overall impact, […]


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Salesforce Admins and Developers: Learning, Diversity and Data Protection, Texas-Style

Salesforce admins and developers in the Lone Star State, Texas Dreamin’ and Salesforce Saturday in Austin will bring more than 30 presentations and a diverse brain trust of MVPs and Community leaders to help you sharpen your skills and build your network. We’re delighted to support both events. At Texas Dreamin’, you’ll learn from Salesforce […]


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What Yesterday’s Gmail Attack Taught Us

Data Protection is a shared responsibility. The Internet was all abuzz yesterday when a sophisticated Gmail phishing attack hit.  The rogue email, often appearing to be sent from one of your contacts, masqueraded as a Google Docs sharing request, but in actuality was a link that requests the user to grant access to an application […]


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Best Practices for Preventing Data Loss in Education

Do you know who’s protecting your cloud application data? Cloud technology has forever changed how we work. Many academic institutions, for example, have especially benefited from the cloud, because it allows them to take advantage of economies of scale that are difficult to achieve with on-premises systems. Cloud technology, and especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, have […]


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Best Practices for Lowering Cyber Insurance Costs and Cyber Risk

If your cyber insurance vendor offers discounts for companies who meet high data security and protection standards, they will likely focus on these processes and controls. With cybersecurity threats on the rise, companies are increasingly taking advantage of cybersecurity insurance. And while cyber insurance can be worth it, it’ll cost you. Last year, U.S. insurers […]


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Spanning Enters Next Phase of Growth With Acquisition by Insight Venture Partners

We’re excited to announce Spanning has entered the next phase in our evolution as a company. This week, we were acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading private equity firm with an emphasis on growth stage SaaS companies. This acquisition will allow us to realize our full potential as a SaaS data protection provider with […]


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When Ransomware Strikes: Does Your Company Have a Data Disaster Recovery Plan?

Last year, nearly half of businesses were hit by ransomware. In the first half of 2016 alone, ransomware cost enterprises $209M. Even worse, experts predict that ransomware “will spin out of control” in 2017. Apparent in the headlines, ransomware is rampant and those who commit the attacks aren’t discriminating against any industry, company size, or […]


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The Salesforce World Tour Hannover at CeBit 2017: Growing Salesforce Interest in Germany

The Salesforce World Tour Hannover was held at CeBIT 2017, focusing on their new Lightning Experience, and supporting the rapid growth of Salesforce in Germany following the launch of their German data center in 2015. In this post, you’ll learn more about Salesforce’s impact in Germany, the Salesforce World Tour in Hannover, and what Salesforce […]


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