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.

4 Use Cases Where Archiving Isn’t “Good Enough Backup”

Feb 27, 2015 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup

If you’re managing a SaaS collaboration platform like Office 365 or Google for Work, you’re responsible for ensuring your organization’s data isn’t lost due to human error or malicious action. While archiving tools like Google Vault or Microsoft In-Place eDiscovery can preserve your data for legal needs, there are important reasons why they are less useful for business continuity. Read More >

5 Simple Ways to Ensure Data Harmony in Salesforce

Feb 25, 2015 By: Andrea Bridges-Smith, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist, Spanning Posted in: Cloud Technology, Backup, Salesforce

At Spanning, we don’t just back up Salesforce - we use it every day ourselves. We thought we’d share our best practices for maintaining good Salesforce data during major data imports and everyday operations as well as some ways to automate your processes. Read More >

In Case You Missed It: Watch 6 Ways to Cover Your SaaS On Demand

Feb 23, 2015 By: Andrea Bridges-Smith, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology

Our recent webinar with our friends at Cirrus Insight, 6 Ways to Cover Your SaaS in 2015, dived into the problem of how to secure your cloud applications and protect your cloud data so your team can stay productive. Read More >

Planning a Google Apps Migration? Here’s a Terrific Guide

Feb 18, 2015 By: Andrea Bridges-Smith, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist, Spanning Posted in: Cloud Technology, Google Apps

If you’re looking to migrate your organization to Google Apps for Work, the Cloud Alliance for Google Apps has a new resource that offers terrific advice on how to get there. The Business Transformation Guide for Google Apps takes you all the way from defining your goals and overcoming obstacles to a roadmap for long-term success with your Google Apps migration initiative. Read More >

Compliance in the Cloud: Learn 9 Ways to Make Your Auditors Love You

Feb 12, 2015 By: Andrea Bridges-Smith, Sr. Content Marketing Strategist, Spanning Posted in: Industry, Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup

Valentine’s Day means an opportunity to think about love. One thing most people don’t love is hearing news of an impending compliance audit. It creates a feeling in the gut that many would describe as the exact opposite of love. But what if it didn’t have to be that way? Read More >