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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.

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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Using the Pareto Principle to Help Manage Cloud and SaaS Data Risk

The Pareto Principle is familiar to most people as the 80-20 rule. When it comes to cloud data risk, applying the Pareto Principle can help an organization focus risk management on where common risks originate, and where the risks may be significant.


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Fact or Fiction? New Infographic Reveals Latest Trends in SaaS Industry after International Research

In late 2015, Spanning by EMC commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers across the U.S. and U.K. to better understand the trends in the use, perceptions, regulations, and impact of the cloud. The findings revealed a few notable divides between U.S. and U.K. perceptions and behaviors, but overall, the data tells an encouraging story about the SaaS industry.


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The Misconceptions and Realities of Data Protection in Cloud-based Office Productivity Suites Today

Speaking with customers and prospects is the Spanning product team’s number one priority, and we continue to hear some common themes related to SaaS data protection. It’s always nice to see our findings confirmed by others, “


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Is your cloud strategy on solid ground? Learn how to protect PHI in SaaS apps.

Healthcare payers and providers, as well as organizations in the pharmaceutical industry, are faced with unique challenges in our hyper-connected era. While being expected to improve speed, quality, and accessibility of care and operations, they’re also required to maintain strict privacy and security standards in order to comply with industry mandates, like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


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Ransomware Is On the Rise – Is Your SaaS Data Protected?

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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Cross-Org Restore

If you’re a Salesforce admin, Salesforce developer, or business analyst working with Salesforce, you know keeping your development and testing environments – your Sandboxes – loaded with production data is vital to ensuring new configurations and improvements will deliver their required results. Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the work it takes to populate a Sandbox or developer org with production data and do so whenever you needed? In early March, there will be a better way.


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Protect your Force.com custom apps against the dreaded “OOPS!”

Hopefully, every Salesforce admin has followed Salesforce’s recommendation to “back that SaaS up”


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Making Your Experience with Spanning Backup for Office 365 Even Easier

Now that we’re past Mardi Gras, those of us who grew up in the Deep South know that it’s time to start getting ready for the growing season by preparing our gardens, doing some spring cleaning, and generally getting everything ready so we can enjoy warm sunny days that will be here quickly.


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