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.

Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace: Which Is Right for Your Organization?

Explore key differences between Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Compare features & functions and learn why backup is a necessity for both.


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Types of Malware: How to Detect and Prevent Them

Malware attacks are costly and destructive. Learn about the different types of malware, how they work and how to protect your data from these threats.


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Microsoft 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP): Capabilities, Limitations & Solution

Microsoft 365 DLP helps protect sensitive data in use, in motion, and at rest. However, it has limitations. Discover how to better protect your data.


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Salesforce Data Recovery Service: A Good Backup Option?

Salesforce retired — and then brought back — its data recovery service. Learn why it was reintroduced and why third-party backup is still a necessity.


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Microsoft 365 Security: Features, Best Practices, and the Need for SaaS Backup

Take a deep dive on Microsoft 365 security features, best practices, and the remaining need for SaaS backup to ensure ultimate data protection.


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Spanning Release Notes: Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Canada

Spanning Backup for Microsoft 365 has launched a data center in Canada to help Canadian organizations maintain compliance & data sovereignty.


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Spanning Backup for Salesforce Feature Retrospective

Here at Spanning, we’re constantly innovating. Get a look at some of the new capabilities we’ve added to Spanning Backup for Salesforce.


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Onboarding and Offboarding: The Role of IT Pros

Learn how IT pros can (and should) work with the HR team to build an employee onboarding and offboarding program that is consistent and robust.


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Data Loss Prevention: What Is DLP and Why Is It Important?

Data loss prevention (DLP) combines technologies, strategies and processes to protect your data from loss and unauthorized access. Learn more.


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Spanning’s Matthew McDermott Awarded Microsoft MVP for 15th Year in a Row

Congratulations to Spanning’s Director of Product Management, Matthew McDermott, on being awarded the Most Valuable Professional award by Microsoft for the 15th year in a row!


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