Spanning Blog

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.

HIFADO Alive and Well in Engineering

As VP of Engineering, my job is to deliver and support our three products—Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce—and lead the Development and DevOps teams that write the software and manage it in production. While I still love diving deep into technical issues, as a manager I find great satisfaction in helping […]


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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As an IT professional, you’re all too familiar with users coming to you to try and recover data that’s been lost. It happens. Here are some reasons why users might lose email in Gmail, and some videos that will show you an easy way to get them back.


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What is the #SalesforceOhana, and Why Does It Matter?

It was a privilege to join my Salesforce admin and developer friends on Sept. 21 for the annual San Antonio Salesforce User Group MVP Super Session. I was delighted to share Spanning’s “aha! moment” on the need for third-party data backup and restore with the diverse professionals in the session, and it was an honor […]


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Visit Us @ ATX Startup Crawl

We are proud to join the biggest startup party of Austin Startup Week—The ATX Startup Crawl for Houston—on Thursday, Oct. 12, 5 pm to 10 pm. The ATX Startup Crawl is a celebration of innovation and technology. More than 60 local startups and 7000 people gather twice a year to travel through downtown Austin experiencing […]


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3 Options for Restoring Lost Data in Google Apps

With Google’s recently announced Data Loss Prevention feature, you may think your Google Apps domain is safe enough, but you’d be wrong. Their Data Loss prevention will protect Google Apps Unlimited customers in rule-based ways, but can do nothing to protect customers from sync errors, or errors where admins or users accidentally delete critical email.


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GDPR Advice for SaaS Companies

In an effort to expand the privacy rights of EU individuals, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) places new obligations on any organization, no matter where it is based, that markets to, tracks or handles EU personal data. As you can imagine, the GDPR is the compliance talk-of-the-town for any company doing business in […]


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5 “Can’t Miss” Office 365 Data Protection Sessions at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite 2017 kicks off today in Orlando, Florida. It’s expected that more than 26,000 IT professionals, developers, technologists, vendors and Microsoft customers will be in attendance. With five days chock full of sessions, hands-on labs and interactive panels, the entire experience can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’d like to share our five […]


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Data Protection for Office 365 Now Available for SharePoint Online

We’re thrilled to announce today the addition of backup and restore capabilities for SharePoint Online to Spanning Backup for Office 365. In addition to providing cloud-to-cloud data protection for Mail, Calendar, and OneDrive, we now provide backup and data restore for SharePoint document library contents in Team Sites, Group Sites, and Microsoft Teams. “SharePoint Online […]


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Embracing the Cloud and a Remote Workforce

According to the 2017 State of Telecommuting Report, remote work is the fastest-growing commute method, with more than half of the top U.S. metro areas reporting that telecommuting exceeds public transportation as the commute option of choice. And employers are embracing this trend, as the number of companies offering flexible workplace options increased 40% since […]


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The “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey: #AwesomeAdmins Give Back

If you’re a Salesforce admin or developer, whether you’re going to Dreamforce ‘17 or not, join your friends and peers in giving back to help homeless children by taking this year’s “Salesforce Selfie” Community Survey. As Spanning has done in 2014, 2015, and 2016, we’re asking all #AwesomeAdmins and amazing Salesforce developers to complete a […]


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