Articles By Lori Witzel

Lori Witzel

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Spanning Backup for Salesforce

Lori Witzel, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Spanning Cloud Apps and Salesforce MVP ’15-’18, brings hands-on experience as a SaaS app administrator to her role on the Product Team at Spanning. She shares a unique, research-informed perspective on the importance of SaaS data protection for readers of the blog, SalesforceBen’s blog, and to the Salesforce Success Community’s many User and Developer Groups.

What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About Threats to SaaS Data

As more nonprofits move their organizations to the cloud by using G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce, they’re finding benefits, and some unexpected threats to data security. Users and admins alike can accidentally delete data. Learn what every every nonprofit needs to know about threats to SaaS data.


Protecting G Suite Team Drives Data: Are You Leading or Failing?

Best practices in managing Team Drives data loss risk include assessing your current state of restore readiness, testing your restore processes regularly and evaluating solutions that automate accurate restores. Learn how Spanning Backup for G Suite protects your Team Drives data.


How Salesforce Admins and Developers Can Restore Backed Up Metadata in 3 Easy Steps

With Spanning Backup for Salesforce, you’ll be safe from metadata loss for 14 different metadata types — Dashboards, Reports, Email, Layouts, Objects, Permission Sets, Profiles, Roles, Triggers, Workflows, Classes, Pages, Flows and Flow Definitions. In this blog post, we show you how simple it is to restore.


How to Restore Metadata in Salesforce Without Using IDE

Spanning’s new metadata restore functionality for Salesforce now allows your team to automatically compare and restore 14 important metadata types without manual intervention, which can free up hours — or even days — when seeding sandboxes or recovering from loss


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.


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.


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.


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.


How the Trailblazer Community Survey Helped the #SalesforceOhana at Snowforce

Snowforce 2018 was a fantastic Community event - more than 400 people registered to attend 30+ sessions across 6 tracks in Salt Lake City, making for a huge #SalesforceOhana presence at the foot of the Wasatch mountains. I was fortunate enough to present at Snowforce on how beginning admins can use the Trailblazer Community Survey [...]


What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government — but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn how to reduce the risks from ransomware and malicious insiders if you’ve adopted Office 365 or G Suite. You’ll also learn more about: Why SaaS collaboration […]