Articles By Lori Witzel

Lori Witzel

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Spanning Backup for Salesforce

Lori Witzel, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Spanning by EMC and Salesforce MVP '15, brings hands-on experience as a SaaS app administrator to her role on the Product Team at Spanning. She shares a unique, research-informed perspective on the importance of SaaS data protection for readers of the blog, The Core EMC blog, and to the Salesforce Success Community's many User and Developer Groups.

New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Metadata Comparison

We’ve heard from a number of Salesforce admins and developers that they spend too much time manually comparing metadata when preparing restores, or when getting ready to refresh or populate Sandboxes. Salesforce developers and admins also asked for a better way to identify what metadata may have changed since a specific point-in-time backup. With Spanning […]


What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government for many good reasons–but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn more about why SaaS collaboration platforms are becoming more widely used by state and local governments; the new division of responsibility for those adopting […]


How G Suite admins can prepare for the next Google Drive service disruption

Google reported a four-hour long disruption of service for Google Drive customers on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. If you are an admin for any of the impacted Drive customers, you may have heard from your users that they could log in, but could not access their data. Hopefully, none of your executives needed to access […]


What G Suite and Office 365 Admins Need to Know Now About Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has proven to be a growth industry in 2016, in part due to increases in “Ransomware as a Service” and the risks ransomware poses to SaaS applications like G Suite (formerly Google Apps) and Office 365. In this post, you’ll learn: What’s changed over the past year What that might mean for 2017 The […]


New Features for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Multi-Object Restores & Granular Display of Metadata

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer and want a faster, easier, more reliable way to restore your Salesforce data, Spanning by Dell EMC listens – and delivers. With Spanning Backup for Salesforce new feature releases, you now have a better way to restore your data, to populate Sandboxes, and to monitor metadata changes. In […]


Dreamforce ‘16: Protecting Salesforce Data for the Salesforce Ohana

This Salesforce MVP was so very proud to be part of Dreamforce this past week, listening and learning along with my MVPeeps and a diverse, empowered Community (aka the Salesforce Ohana.) What were my top learnings? Salesforce Einstein will be making every Salesforce user smarter and more effective. Salesforce is doubling down on empowering Sales, […]


Dreamforce ‘16: Day One

‘Twas the morning of Dreamforce, and all through the cloud Every admin and dev was thinking aloud, And hoping their orgs would be okay for a while They blazed their Trails and did HOTs with a smile. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, the first day of Dreamforce is a time every attending admin and […]


Salesforce Admin Survey 2016 – The #SFAdmin Forecast Is Picture Perfect (Almost)

The Third Annual State of the Salesforce Admin and Developer Survey reflects more than 500 responders from the Salesforce Success Community. Continuing last year’s “responses = donations,” our fantastic responders have ensured 150 homeless children will receive books through Project Night Night! And based on Survey responses, we know the forecast looks almost perfect for […]


Spanning by Dell EMC at Dreamforce 2016 – Lightning, Encryption Key Management, and More

For Salesforce admins and developers, it’s the most wonderful time of the year – Dreamforce! Once again, we’re attending the show armed with some exciting new updates to Spanning Backup for Salesforce. We know that the world-class organizations that trust Spanning to protect their Salesforce data and support their customizations look to us for the […]


New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Custom Scheduled Backup Time

Salesforce admins and developers who want to be sure their data and customizations are protected now have a new option: Custom Scheduled Backup Time for Spanning Backup for Salesforce. This is yet another new feature Spanning is delivering to meet the industry’s enterprise-class Salesforce backup and restore needs. We’ve heard from many of you that […]