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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, G Suite, Salesforce, and so much more.

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 […]


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Australia and New Zealand

Back in September, we announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding overseas for the first time with a data center in Dublin, Ireland. We were thrilled to have Office 365 users across Europe join the Spanning family, knowing they […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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How SThree Backs Up 2,400 Salesforce Users With One Solution

We’re happy to be at Salesforce World Tour New York this week in Booth #136, talking to all kinds of companies about how Spanning Backup for Salesforce can protect their Salesforce data in the cloud. Here’s to hoping we’ll see you there! And meanwhile, here’s an example of what we’re doing for organizations that rely […]


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Apps Admins Love: Shout-out to Spanning from Salesforce

Salesforce is showing some love for admins by highlighting their achievements and showcasing the Salesforce AppExchange apps they love most. We’re happy to report that Spanning Backup for Salesforce is among the 20 “heroic” apps that admins say they rely on to drive results. Considering there are hundreds of apps on the AppExchange, we’re pretty […]


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Don’t Be a Statistic: Protect Your Office 365 Data

Don’t Be a Statistic: Protect Your Office 365 Data It’s a fact – 77% of companies that use SaaS applications have suffered a data loss, according to a recent survey by Dell EMC. That’s a lot higher than the 58% in an IDG survey a year earlier than ours. Clearly, the risk of losing data […]


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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 […]


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Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover: Mitigating the Risks of Cyber Security

The news headlines about cybersecurity threats and ransomware attacks seem to be a daily occurrence, both in IT industry news and in the mainstream media. And it’s scary. Here are a few headlines from just this week: After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world ‘Massive’ Locky ransomware campaign targets hospitals Hackers […]


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Launches Overseas Just in Time for Microsoft Ignite

Back in May, we officially announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding to include OneDrive. Since then, we’ve empowered many organizations from all industries and of various sizes across North America with automated backup of their Office 365 data. […]


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