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

Countdown to GDPR #10: A GDPR Compliance Checklist

We’ve made it all the way to number 10 in our blog series, and just in in time for Friday, May 25, 2018, the date the GDPR will become enforceable. But relax, we’re here to provide you with peace of mind in the last blog of our GDPR series with tips and pointers to keep you GDPR compliant — on May 25, and beyond.


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Restoring Salesforce Data From a Backup if You Can’t Access Your Salesforce Production Org

Salesforce Ben and Daivat Dholakia, Senior Product Manager at Spanning, discussed an interesting use case — what it would take to restore Salesforce data into an org even if your Salesforce production org is unavailable. Read this spirited Q&A to learn more about backup for Salesforce.


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Countdown to GDPR #9: How is Spanning Preparing for GDPR?

In the last three blogs of our GDPR series, we examine the impact of the GDPR on your organization, Spanning and SaaS providers in general. In blog #9 in the series, we take a look at our journey to GDPR compliance and provide you with tips for your own organization.


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Let’s Make a Good Thing Better: The 2018 Trailblazer Community Survey

For the past five years, the Trailblazer Community Survey has provided Salesforce admins and developers a “by the Community, for the Community” look at the #SalesforceOhana. Take the 2018 survey today. Every unique survey completion means $10 will be donated by Spanning to support PepUp Tech and their mission.


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Countdown to GDPR #8: What is the GDPR Impact on SaaS Providers?

In our GDPR series to date we’ve analyzed the important directives and ways for you to be compliant with them. In our final three blogs, we examine the impact of GDPR on your organization, Spanning and SaaS providers in general. Read #8 for the impact of the GDPR on SaaS Providers.


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Office 365 Admins: How to use PowerShell with Spanning Backup’s Public REST API

Because Office 365 admins can do more with PowerShell, we’ve extended the capabilities of Spanning Backup for Office 365 with a Spanning-built PowerShell module that works in conjunction with our REST API to automate activities in Spanning such as assigning or unassigning individual and bulk licenses. Learn how it works.


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Gmail’s Redesign Provides a Good Reminder: Check Your Backup and Restore Plan

Google has begun rolling out its new Gmail redesign to business users, and the new look means G Suite admins will likely get questions about the changes from end users. If you’re an admin whose end users also ask questions about how to restore Gmail that’s been lost, consider the Gmail redesign an opportunity to check your backup and restore plan before the next Gmail loss, and to find a better way to restore.


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Countdown to GDPR #7: Data Protection Impact Assessment

We’re onto #7 in our 10-part GDPR blog series. In this blog post, we tackle Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and what it may mean for your organization. Read the entire GDPR series to get ready for 25 May 2018.


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Defining RPO and RTO in the Age of Cloud Computing

One of the best practices in well run IT organizations is for CIOs and IT managers to evaluate the risk of data loss, and establish business continuity plans that outline backup and recovery along with their respective Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). But first, information technology teams and business stakeholders must start with a common understanding of what RTO and RPO mean in terms of backup and recovery.


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What You Need to Know about Ransomware Attacks and Office 365

Over the past few years, there has been a stunning increase in the number and sophistication of ransomware attacks. Microsoft products and services have been targeted by cybercriminals for decades — now that Office 365 is the company’s fastest-growing solution, it’s a primary target. Given the great risks for losses at the hands of cybercriminals, every member of your organization — from your COO to each individual employee — must take proactive measures to protect the organization’s data.


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