Articles By Melanie Sommer

Melanie Sommer

VP of Marketing

Melanie brings 20 years of diverse marketing, sales, and communications experience working as a leader in companies ranging from B2B marketing agencies, to early-stage start-ups, to some of the world’s largest technology brands, including Motorola, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computer. She also brings a positive, competitive edge to her team and skillfully empowers those surrounding her to produce first-class work.

Spanning Backup for Office 365 Launches Overseas Just in Time for Microsoft Ignite

Back in May, we officially announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding to include OneDrive. Since then, we’ve empowered many organizations from all industries and of various sizes across North America with automated backup of their Office 365 data. [...]


We’re a 2016 SaaS Awards Finalist – Best Enterprise-Level SaaS Product

We’re thrilled to announce that Spanning Backup has been named a finalist for the 2016 SaaS Awards. A sister program to the Cloud Awards, the SaaS Awards celebrate international excellence and innovation in SaaS solutions across public clouds, as well as alongside private, single-tenant solutions, off-premises or on-premises. Our SaaS data protection offering, Spanning Backup […]


Are you covered? 3 Critical Data Protection Functions for Cloud IT

Regardless of where you are on your cloud migration journey, there are three data protection practices that you must consider to ensure your critical business information is safe and always available. These are: managing user access, defining data security policies, and implementing proper backup and recovery. Identity and Access Management Every organization moving to a […]


Spanning by EMC Teams up with Schinnerer and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Security Protection Solution

No organization – regardless of size – is immune to cyber security-related data loss. Even small to midsized businesses aren’t safe. That’s why we have joined forces with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, a leading underwriting manager, and Microsoft to provide a comprehensive cyber security protection solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Our solution includes [...]


Survey Says The Cloud Is Changing the Game When It Comes to Data Protection

EMC has published the results from its annual global research survey, the EMC Global Data Protection Index 2016, asking IT decision-makers at 2,200 organizations to index data protection maturity, threats, and trends. Several trends were identified and it’s no surprise with the recent news coverage of the ransomware attacks that 29% of organizations surveyed reported […]


SThree Stays Focused on Business Instead of Backup with Spanning Backup for Salesforce

SThree PLC started in 1986 as a modest four-person staffing services business in London; today, the company is a global leader in recruitment that continues to strategize for future growth. A key part of that strategy is to use the platform as the foundation for a growing set of cloud-based solutions that currently includes [...]


Spanning by EMC Extends Cloud-to-Cloud Backup to Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive for Business

As enterprises continue to migrate their business applications and data to cloud services, their need to be able to quickly recover from a data loss disaster is more crucial than ever.  So today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve extended our enterprise-class SaaS data protection for Microsoft Office 365 to include backup and restore for [...]


Fact or Fiction? New Infographic Reveals Latest Trends in SaaS Industry after International Research

In late 2015, Spanning by EMC commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers across the U.S. and U.K. to better understand the trends in the use, perceptions, regulations, and impact of the cloud. The findings revealed a few notable divides between U.S. and U.K. perceptions and behaviors, but overall, the data tells an encouraging story about the SaaS industry.


Is your cloud strategy on solid ground? Learn how to protect PHI in SaaS apps.

Healthcare payers and providers, as well as organizations in the pharmaceutical industry, are faced with unique challenges in our hyper-connected era. While being expected to improve speed, quality, and accessibility of care and operations, they’re also required to maintain strict privacy and security standards in order to comply with industry mandates, like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


5 Key Differences in Email Backup and Retention between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365

As organizations make the move to the cloud, they inevitably find themselves comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in terms of price, functionality, security, and storage capacity. One important component here – and one that varies quite a bit between the two offerings – is the native backup, retention, and data protection policies included with the SaaS services.