Cracking the Cloud - The Spanning Blog

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.

The Science of Salesforce Success

Jun 25, 2015 By: Andrea Lindzey Posted in: Industry, Salesforce

Spanning and Salesforce have great chemistry. Both applications empower their admins and users, and both have customers who are passionate about these applications. The two main elements sparking this chemistry - and indeed, the keys to success in Salesforce - are collaboration and integration. Read More >

What is cascade delete and why is it a threat to your Salesforce data?

Jun 16, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Salesforce

If you’ve ever lost data is Salesforce, perhaps through accidental deletion or a data merge error, you know how frustrating it can be to retrieve that data. Sifting through the Salesforce manual Weekly Export is time consuming and can result in data recovery that is incomplete or inaccurate, because it doesn’t include metadata or customizations to your instance. Another issue is presented by the parent-child relationship between records. This can lead to data loss associated with something called “cascade delete.” Read More >

7 tips for making the most of Office 365 for enterprise

Jun 11, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup, Office 365

When you implement a cloud solution like Office 365 into your enterprise, you are taking a powerful step towards enhanced productivity, efficiency, and accessibility. But, with new features being added all the time, it's difficult to keep track of all the awesome tools at your disposal. In this article, you'll find seven tips for making the most of Office 365 for your enterprise! Read More >

What is SaaS Metadata, and Why Do You Need to Protect It? Part 2 of 2

Jun 09, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Backup, Google Apps, Salesforce, Office 365

If you manage, administer, or use SaaS applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, or Office 365, this blog post will help you understand why SaaS metadata is critical to your job, and to your organization’s success. Read More >

Why Third-Party Backup for Google Apps is Absolutely Critical

Jun 03, 2015 By: Andrea Lindzey, Marketing Campaign Manager, Spanning Posted in: Backup, Google Apps

If you're using Google Apps for Work, you're certainly in good company. With more than half of the Fortune 500 and over 5 million businesses using this cloud-based platform, it's a popular choice for many. They offer a suite of functions for enterprises including professional email, calendar, and of course, the ability to work from anywhere, so it's hardly surprising that enterprises value the solution for productivity and collaboration across the workforce. And along with those benefits, they also promise business-grade security and controls. So then why do you need third-party backup for your data? Read More >