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.

Your Data Protection Checklist for Cloud Providers

A new report is out from analyst firm SSG-NOW that provides helpful advice for anyone wanting to evaluate a cloud provider from a data protection perspective.


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An Infographic Look at the Top 5 Reasons You Need Backup for Cloud Applications

Research shows that cloud data loss is more pervasive than commonly thought, with around 58% of organizations reporting data loss in the last year. Do you know the leading causes of data loss in cloud applications?


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The Care and Feeding of Your Salesforce Data: Q&A with a Salesforce MVP

Salesforce MVPs are chosen for their leadership, knowledge and expertise. Today we speak with Matt Bingham, an engineer with BigAss and a Salesforce MVP. Read on to get his tips for monitoring, protecting and “cleaning”


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The Best of Both Worlds – Why We’re Excited that EMC Has Acquired Spanning

Today is a huge day in the history of Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.; we’ve agreed to be acquired by EMC Corporation to be the foundation of their “born-in-the-cloud”


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5 Things We Learned at CSA Congress 2014

Our team recently attended the 2014 CSA Congress. As members of the Cloud Security Alliance and passionate advocates for increased cloud security, we were interested to learn from this community of like-minded individuals as well as share some of our knowledge. Here’s what we learned.


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How Much Does Your Salesforce Data Change Every Day?

There are a lot of things you wouldn’t do just once a week. So why is backing up your Salesforce data one of them?


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7-Step Rapid Response Plan: Mitigate the Dyre Malware Risk in Salesforce

Even though salesforce.com takes great care to protect your data, recent news about Dyre malware shows that Salesforce administrators need to do more for data protection, and they need to do it NOW. Don’t worry: we’re going to show you ways to minimize the risks posed by Dyre, and how to recover from this or any other potential data loss.


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Alarming Findings In New Report: 58% Have Experienced SaaS Data Loss

Though experts agree that relying on SaaS vendors to back up and restore your data is insufficient, that’s exactly what much of the business world is doing, according to a new report from IDG Research.


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Pioneering New Salesforce Backup Knowledge: Debunking Weekly Export Myths in Naperville

Last Thursday’s gathering of salesforce.com admins and partners at DeVry University in Naperville was filled with a pragmatic pioneer spirit, as we explored the Salesforce Weekly Export and Spanning Backup for Salesforce.


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A Tale of Two (Salesforce Backup) Cities

Last week, I met with Salesforce User Groups in San Antonio, Texas and Portland, Oregon, learning from each and sharing a better way to backup and restore Salesforce data and metadata. What did I learn? To paraphrase Dickens, it was the best of times for a better backup and restore solution, and the worst of times for admins who rely only on the Salesforce Weekly Export.


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