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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.

So You’re Adopting Google Team Drives: 4 Fast Backup and Data Protection Facts

Google’s recent release of Team Drives for G Suite Drive has sysadmins and cloud IT teams talking up a storm across social media. Here’s just a sample. In this blog post, we’ll go beyond those conversations to answer some of the questions we’ve heard directly from Spanning customers and other Google sysadmins, such as: What […]


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Stop Wrestling with the Salesforce Export

Save Hours Each Week While Protecting Salesforce Data. Experienced Salesforce admins and developers, like those attending #SalesforceTour Chicago, know the value of their Salesforce data and metadata for managing and meeting organizational goals. But even experienced Salesforce professionals can be unaware of the causes, and real risks, of data loss—much less how to recover quickly. […]


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Can You Count on Your Data Protection Vendor to be Resilient?

Failures happen. Whether it’s a flat tire, a ransomware attack, or a service outage of a SaaS application that you rely on, it isn’t a question of if but when. To be fully prepared for a SaaS data loss event you need to have a strong recovery plan and you need to test it to […]


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Avoiding Healthcare Data Loss in the Age of Ransomware

With the rapid rise of ransomware attacks across industries, including healthcare, it’s not surprising that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations now require ransomware attacks be reported, given the impact they have on the organizations and clients they serve. Losing data–whether temporarily or permanently–constitutes an unacceptable risk to healthcare organizations and interferes […]


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Salesforce Data Protection Around the Globe: Spanning at Salesforce World Tours

Salesforce refers to their global community of admins and developers as #Ohana, or family. It’s a vibrant, diverse community with strong engagement in every corner of the globe, and one we are proud to be a member of. This year, Spanning embarked on a journey across the globe to meet Ohana members and listen to […]


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Salesforce: Overwrite Field Values in Bulk Restore

Salesforce admins and developers trust Spanning to provide not just backup, but restore perfection: the ability to quickly and easily restore items to the way they were at any point in time. Based on admin input and in line with our focus on restore perfection, we are introducing new functionality: the ability to overwrite field […]


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Data Sovereignty and the Cloud: Are You Compliant?

The rapid adoption and popularity of cloud and SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce have introduced a better way to collaborate and share data, and have provided businesses with improvements in efficiency and lowered IT costs. SaaS and cloud computing are changing the paradigm for how we work. As you move to […]


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Going to #salesforcetour London? Learn from Annika Milton of adidas Group

Are you a Salesforce developer or admin who’ll be attending the Salesforce World Tour London (#salesforcetour) on May 18, 2017? If yes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from our customer Annika Milton, Senior Project Manager, adidas Group, when she presents at 12 pm in the Partner Theater on the expo floor. Annika’s work […]


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Protect Your Organization Against Ransomware Attacks in Three Easy Steps

It happened. Over  the last few years, security experts and technologists alike have been talking about the potential impact of a global ransomware attack, and on a Friday morning, starting in the UK and rippling across Europe and Asia Pacific, more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were compromised. As organizations assess the overall impact, […]


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Salesforce Admins and Developers: Learning, Diversity and Data Protection, Texas-Style

Salesforce admins and developers in the Lone Star State, Texas Dreamin’ and Salesforce Saturday in Austin will bring more than 30 presentations and a diverse brain trust of MVPs and Community leaders to help you sharpen your skills and build your network. We’re delighted to support both events. At Texas Dreamin’, you’ll learn from Salesforce […]


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