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.

Hurricane Season is Upon Us: Is Your Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Ready?

As the southeastern United States braces for another hurricane season on the heels of the busy 2018 season, it’s a good reminder for all organizations, no matter where they are headquartered, to review their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. We’ve gathered the following four tips to get you on track — and to help you be better prepared in the future.


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Salesforce Outage Highlights Why Backup is Critical

Last week’s Salesforce outage, which lasted 15 hours and 8 minutes, was widespread and severe as thousands of organizations were impacted across the globe. Spanning examines the key takeaways from the Salesforce outage and what we can do to better secure our organizations.


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The Comprehensive SaaS Backup Checklist

A SaaS Backup & Restore solution is a crucial data protection need if your organization is operating in the cloud. In order to choose the solution that’s right for you, it’s important to understand the essential aspects of cloud data protection and why you should consider each of them when weighing your options.


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What Good is a Backup if You Can’t Restore?

There are no two ways about it, data loss is devastating for any organization. Data loss results in lost customers, lost revenue and damaged reputation. It can happen to anyone, so make sure you’ve got a backup and restore solution that has you covered.


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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As a G Suite admin, you’re likely familiar with panic-struck end users asking you to restore Gmail messages that are lost. Here are some common Gmail data loss scenarios, with steps to use Spanning Backup to restore email messages in a couple of clicks. Restoring Lost Email Consider two examples for end user Gmail data [...]

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New Restore UI: Spanning Backup for Salesforce

In the latest release of Spanning Backup for Salesforce, we’ve focused on usability enhancements for easier recovery. The Restore UI has been improved on with the features for easier point-in-time and granular restores.


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Office 365: Encryption Key Management

With self-managed encryption keys, Spanning customers now have full control over their data, allowing them to audit key usage, set key rotation policies and revoke access to data at any time — making all encrypted data unreadable.


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Top 5 Backup Blog Posts in 2018

Every year, the Spanning team reviews which blog posts have been most well-read, so we can provide more of what you’ve found useful in the coming year. 2018 is no different — and this year, our most popular blogs have been those focused on trending security topics like GDPR and new Spanning Backup feature enhancements.


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Office 365 Data Protection: Part 2 – Litigation Hold

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed how you need to rely on more than the default retention times for Office 365 to fully protect your data from accidental deletion. In Part 2, we’ll discuss if Exchange Online Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold are good-enough data protection solutions for Office 365, or if your organization may need something purpose-built for Office 365 backup and restore.


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Salesforce Trailblazer Community Survey Reveals Ongoing Upward Trends in Skill Growth, Minority Representation

Dreamforce ‘18 is upon us — as is our fifth year of the “Salesforce Selfie” Trailblazer Community Survey (review the surveys for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). Survey findings are shared back into the Community in the form of infographic highlights and reports that can help you benchmark your organization and your Salesforce career compared with peers. Over the past five years, we see the impact of Salesforce embracing and supporting equality in tech.


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