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.

OneDrive vs. Google Drive: Which Cloud Storage is Better?

Learn the pros, cons and differences between Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive to help you pick the right cloud storage option.


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Google Takeout: Is It a Good Backup Option?

Google Takeout is a data retrieval platform that allows users to import and export data from a number of Google products. Learn more about Google Takeout’s capabilities and viability as a backup option.


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G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook: When Foes Become Friends

Want to use Outlook and G Suite at the same time? G Suite Sync for Microsoft Outlook (GSSMO) makes that possible. Learn about GSSMO set up, requirements, benefits, downsides and more.


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Site Swap: Revamping Your SharePoint Sites

SharePoint’s Site Swap command lets you easily convert a classic root site to a modern SharePoint site. Here is a walkthrough of how you can use Site Swap to get a revamped SharePoint site, as well as some backup caveats you would need to keep in mind.


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Migrating from Office 365 to G Suite: Tips to Remember

Migrating from one platform to another, particularly one that forms the bedrock of an organization, can be extremely stressful and sub-optimal if not carefully charted. Here are some pointers to lay the groundwork for one such transformational change: migrating from Office 365 to G Suite.


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Top 3 Enterprise SaaS Data Protection Trends

Cloud computing has come of age, both in terms of adoption and evolution. In order to get more insight into cloud security and data protection trends, ESG surveyed 370 IT professionals responsible for data protection for their organization. Here are the top three enterprise SaaS data protection trends from ESG’s research on Data Protection Cloud Strategies.


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Unleashing Office 365 PowerShell for SharePoint

Office 365 PowerShell is a powerful management tool that complements and augments the Office 365 Admin center. Its wide range of features provides enhanced management of Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint Online. Here we examine one of the numerous advantages for SharePoint: site templates and provisioning.


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Key Development Skills for IT Pros

Matthew McDermott joins Jeremy Thake in the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast to talk about the IT Pro journey and how they can learn a lot from developers on working smarter with tools they have used for years.


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Simplifying the 3-2-1 Rule for Data Protection in the Age of the Cloud

The 3-2-1 rule has historically been the industry’s golden rule for managing backups. IT teams, however, are beginning to wonder whether those legacy practices are overkill in the age of cloud and SaaS applications. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the origins of that rule, hear what Spanning’s Director of Products has to say about it, and explore ways to streamline the 3-2-1 rule while minimizing data loss risks.


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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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