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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.

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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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, […]


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Dreamforce Session: Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = Great Apps

We hope you enjoyed Dreamforce last week! If you weren’t able to attend the session “Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = Great Apps” with Patricia Cifra & Gordon Bockus, Software Engineers at Spanning, we’ve got it here for you. See what Patricia & Gordon covered below. Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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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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 […]


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Proud to be Part of Salesforce’s Ecosystem, aka The SaaS Community Garden

It’s one thing to garden for oneself, and another thing to create a garden that feeds an entire community – and as today’s IDC research shows, Salesforce and its ecosystem have grown to feed a world of technology partners, new admins, and new developers. According to IDC, Salesforce and its ecosystem are forecast to enable […]


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