Articles By Heather Malec

Heather Malec

Director of Content Strategy

I shape and share stories that build strong brands, generate engagement, and drive sales. In my 20 years of experience as a marketing and communications leader, I’ve partnered with senior leadership and managed international teams in organizations ranging from global professional services firms to tech startups and B2B marketing agencies. Every organization has its own dynamic story to tell. I work across Spanning to showcase our culture and solutions through compelling and creative multi-channel brand, content and social strategies. I have a master of science in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor of science in public policy and environmental science from Indiana University.

Edu and the Cloud: 3 Tips for a Secure Relationship

The cloud has fueled many advancements in education, such as improved collaboration between teachers and students, BYOD accessibility, virtual classrooms and training labs. With all the advantages of the cloud, however, come assumptions of safety that can prove costly if taken for granted. To get the real story, we spoke to a few of our higher education customers to get their first-hand advice on sustaining a secure and robust cloud implementation.


That’s a Wrap: Spanning’s Summer 2018

In Austin, where Spanning has its headquarters, schools are now open and public pools have closed. As the season changes (well, one can hope here in Texas), and we move into September, there’s a renewed focus across our teams on business goals and data protection. Before we say farewell completely to this summer of many firsts, we invite you to take a quick look back at Spanning’s summertime activities and achievements.


Data Disaster Averted: Nonprofit Tales from the Front

Let’s face it, data loss is going to happen, whether through simple staff or volunteer mistakes or malicious intent, but it’s what happens after that loss that’s important. With Spanning Backup for G Suite, Office 365 or Salesforce in place, nonprofits can find and restore their data the way it was, and get everyone back to work quickly. Our solutions perform automated, daily, cloud-to-cloud backups of your data and store the backup data in a private and secure sector of the cloud, so you don’t have to worry about data loss. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s a quick look at what what some of our nonprofit clients have to say about the benefits of having a cloud-to-cloud SaaS backup and restore solution in place.


SaaS Data Protection Trends in the Tech Industry

As we enter into the third quarter of 2018, the Spanning data security, product and engineering teams took stock of how the year is shaping up for organizations in terms of SaaS data backup and restore. Here are the five key ideas, trends and predictions from the Spanning team so you can make the most out of the second half of 2018 for you, your organization and your customers.


The Bright Side of SaaS Backup

We can all use a little good news now and then. And this post is focusing on the bright side of having a third-party SaaS backup in place. While Spanning Backup is a great tool for protecting against human errors or malicious attacks, organizations that keep a cloud-to-cloud backup enjoy everyday benefits beyond protection for a rainy day.


Take the Pledge to Prevent a Ransomware Disaster: World Backup Day 2018

Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Without a Backup. While backup is vital every day, use World Backup Day — March 31, 2018 —to urge your colleagues and friends to take the pledge to use a backup solution.


Building Cybersecurity: Understanding What’s at Risk

To properly address cybersecurity, you need to have the functional capabilities to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover. The first step in developing a cybersecurity strategy is to identify the risks present.


10 Reasons You Need SaaS Data Protection

Protect your business-critical data from loss and stay compliant and productive with a backup and restore solution. Here are our top 10 reasons why you need SaaS Data Protection. What would you add to the list? 1. SaaS vendors can’t protect you from yourself (or others). If you accidentally delete a file or record, or […]


2018: The Year of SaaS Data Protection

We’re calling it. We’ve been in the business of backing up your SaaS data for many years now. And while there’s never been a time when cloud-to-cloud backup should not have been a priority, we think that, in 2018, the need for SaaS data backup is more important than ever. So, in addition to being […]


Helpful: A Leading Core Value

At Spanning we are guided by our core values — HIFADO —Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open. With “helpful” as our leading core value, we work hard to live up to it in and outside of the office. Here’s a little about how we support a corporate culture that embraces others first. Being there […]