Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Unleashing Office 365 PowerShell for SharePoint

Office 365 PowerShell is a powerful management tool that complements and augments the Office 365 Admin center. Its wide range of features provides enhanced management of Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint Online. Here we examine one of the numerous advantages for SharePoint: site templates and provisioning.


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Hurricane Season is Upon Us: Is Your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Ready?

As the southeastern United States braces for another hurricane season on the heels of the busy 2018 season, it’s a good reminder for all organizations, no matter where they are headquartered, to review their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. We’ve gathered the following four tips to get you on track — and to help you be better prepared in the future.


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Salesforce Outage Highlights Why Backup is Critical

Last week’s Salesforce outage, which lasted 15 hours and 8 minutes, was widespread and severe as thousands of organizations were impacted across the globe. Spanning examines the key takeaways from the Salesforce outage and what we can do to better secure our organizations.


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Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) — Web-based Application Security, Part 3

Cross-site scripting (XSS) is a technique in which malicious scripts are stored on and unknowingly retrieved from trusted websites by unsuspecting victims. Learn how to safeguard against this threat to your sensitive data.


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Emotet: The Banking Trojan — Malware of the Month, May 2019

Emotet — a banking trojan malware program that the Center for Internet Security (CIS) calls one of the “most costly and destructive malware” — is Spanning’s first spotlight in a new series titled “Malware of the Month.” Every month, Spanning will take a closer look at a new or existing malware that is making recent headlines. Emotet gets the honor for May 2019.


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The Year of GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25, 2018. With nearly a year under its belt, Spanning takes a look at the major penalties & overall repercussions of GDPR and examines what we can learn from them.


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The Comprehensive SaaS Backup Checklist

A SaaS Backup & Restore solution is a crucial data protection need if your organization is operating in the cloud. In order to choose the solution that’s right for you, it’s important to understand the essential aspects of cloud data protection and why you should consider each of them when weighing your options.


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The Why, What and How of Migrating from G Suite to Office 365

If your organization is contemplating a migration from G Suite to Office 365, it’s best to first consider three questions: Why migrate?… What is the current data landscape?… and how should you proceed with the migration? Answering these questions and understanding how Spanning can help will make your migration seamless and pain free.


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Cross-Site Forgery — Web-based Application Security, Part 2

Cross-site forgery (CSRF) is a malicious technique designed to take advantage of unsuspecting users who are actively logged into web applications. Learn more about this threat to your data and how to safeguard against it.


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Why Salesforce Admins Must Be Part of Business Continuity Planning

Even though many Salesforce administrators are not formally part of their organization’s IT team (they often report to sales or operations management), admins sit at the intersection of business data and business continuity. Learn why it is important for them to be a part of your organization’s business continuity planning.


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