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 CEOs and CFOs Should Know: The 7 Costs of SaaS Data Loss

Data protection and recovery are not just problems for the IT department. As organizations large and small seek advantages by adopting cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, they face new risks to business continuity that affect all departments. In addition to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), senior executives all the way up to the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) need to understand these risks, as they affect all departments and aspects of a business. Read this article to learn how data loss risk has changed since the advent of SaaS, and the seven ways organizations can win by not losing SaaS data.


3 Power User Tips for Google SysAdmins: Go Beyond Backup With Spanning

Not all Google Workspace Systems administrators are aware of Google’s data protection gaps, but if you’re already a Spanning customer, thankfully you’ve got that covered. However, whether you’re a Spanning Backup customer yet or not, in this blog you will find three power user tips to go beyond backup and help save you time. And if you are a customer, these tips will help you make the most of your Spanning Backup subscription.


Tips and Tricks for Salesforce Admins and Developers: What You Never Knew Spanning Could Do

At Spanning, our customers are at the heart of everything we do — from design to delivery to ensuring that our product works the way you expect, to providing enterprise-grade security and world-class support. In this blog for Salesforce admins and developers, we go deep and beyond backup, to share some useful tips and features so you can make the most of your Spanning Backup subscription.


What is Good Governance in the Age of Office 365?

A good governance plan is essential to helping your organization achieve its goals and mission. In addition, a good governance plan is key to maintaining risk management and compliance. In this blog post, you’ll learn practical definitions of what governance is — and what it isn’t — and why and how to go beyond good governance to data protection.


What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About Threats to SaaS Data

As more nonprofits move their organizations to the cloud by using Google Workspace, 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 Google Workspace 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 Google Workspace 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 Google Workspace 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.