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.

2019 SaaS Trends: If the Climate’s Sunny, Why’s the Forecast Mixed?

The adoption of SaaS applications is projected to grow at double-digit rates through 2019, according to Bain & Co.; projections for SaaS growth per Gartner are similar. In 2019, those organizations wanting the benefits of SaaS applications will find themselves in good company. The climate for adopting SaaS is sunny, trending up and to the right. But a trend in the climate isn’t the same as a trend in the weather — and MSPs and IT managers at mid-market organizations need to be aware of this distinction as they plan for (more) SaaS adoption in 2019.


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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery: Your Organization’s Safety Plan

From hurricanes, errant employees, malware to even a rodent with an appetite for cables — the likelihood of an organization suffering data loss has never been greater. An organization’s best defense is to plan for business continuity and disaster recovery by using processes that guide organizations to possibly prevent and/or better manage an (unpredictable) disruptive event.


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Gone Phishing: Everything You Need to Know About the Ever Present Threat to Your Data

Phishing is a critical security issue that can trick even the most diligent, security-minded users. How do you protect your organization from being another phish in the sea? Let’s start by understanding how phishing works and then move on to practical pointers to avoiding biting the bait.


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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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Data Loss Isn’t Just an Old Ghost Story

Learn from Spanning customers why it’s critical to have a backup and recovery solution in place for SaaS apps like G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce. If you don’t, you may be haunted by data loss forever.


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How Are You Celebrating National Security Awareness Month?

This October is the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity that grows stronger by the year in significance and scope. This is no surprise given that breaches and malware attacks are getting more frequent, and they don’t discriminate against industry. A cross-section of companies from government, healthcare, finance and retail to nonprofits, car-sharing, and even the Port of San Diego have faced ransomware attacks.


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Backing up SaaS Apps: Native, SaaS or DRaaS?

Data is big business. With more and more data being created by people around the world every day, there is a growing market, and need, for data protection. This, compounded with the rising rates of malware, ransomware, and data loss due to everyday human error, make backup for your SaaS applications like G Suite, Office 365 and Salesforce, a must-have. In this post we outline and weigh-in on the differences between Native backup, DRaaS backup, and SaaS data backup for your SaaS applications.


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5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Data Loss Risk When Employees Leave

The most common scenario risk of human-based data loss is when employees leave an organization, either willingly or unwillingly. And that is cause for concern for an IT manager or system administrator. Here are the 5 steps to take now to reduce the risk of data loss when an employee leaves.


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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.


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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.


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