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

Think Twice About Using Litigation Hold to Protect Your Data in Office 365

Feb 03, 2016 By: Gina Rosenthal, Product Marketing Manager, Spanning Backup for Office 365 Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup, Product News & Features, Office 365

The migration is happening now! People are determining which workloads they can send to the cloud, and many are choosing to migrate their Microsoft Office productivity tools to Office 365. Read More >

Salesforce User Group Report: What a Difference a Year (and a Half) Makes!

Feb 01, 2016 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Industry, Cloud Technology, Salesforce

I last visited the Portland Salesforce User Group in mid-July 2014. It was my first Salesforce User Group presentation, and my first educational outreach to raise awareness about Salesforce data loss risk. In this blog post, you’ll learn about what’s changed over the past year and a half - including actions taken to prepare for data loss risk among the Salesforce Community in Portland. Read More >

Do I Need To Back Up Google Docs? Absolutely.

Jan 25, 2016 By: Lori Witzel, Product Marketing Manager and Salesforce MVP, Spanning Posted in: Industry, Backup, Google Apps

While Google for Work (and Google Docs) seems like an ideal solution for the modern workplace – a workplace that thrives on collaboration and considers “silo” a dirty word – failure to back up Google Docs could have dire consequences. Read More >

5 Key Differences in Email Backup and Retention between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365

Jan 21, 2016 By: Mat Hamlin, Director of Products, Spanning Posted in: Cloud and Data Security, Cloud Technology, Backup, Google Apps, Office 365

As organizations make the move to the cloud, they inevitably find themselves comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in terms of price, functionality, security, and storage capacity. One important component here - and one that varies quite a bit between the two offerings - is the native backup, retention, and data protection policies included with the SaaS services. Read More >

Millar Inc. Achieves Gold Standard of Data Protection with Spanning Backup for Office 365

Jan 20, 2016 By: Leslie Chunta, Senior Marketing Manager, Spanning Posted in: Customers, Cloud and Data Security, Office 365

When you’re in the business of providing the ultimate standard of neurological and cardiac catheters in the medical industry, the stakes are incredibly high. The FDA is highly regulating every area of your IT operations, from record retention to the accessibility of data records. But Millar lives up to those standards each day, both in product quality and data protection best practices. Read More >