“Ransomware” and “backup” have become a hot topic well beyond the IT security community, due in part to a recent ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. To recap for those who aren’t familiar with the story, the 400-bed hospital in Southern California was forced to move more than 900 patients to other facilities, as well […]
If you’re a Salesforce admin, Salesforce developer, or business analyst working with Salesforce, you know keeping your development and testing environments – your Sandboxes – loaded with production data is vital to ensuring new configurations and improvements will deliver their required results. Wouldn’t it be great to reduce the work it takes to populate a Sandbox or developer org with production data and do so whenever you needed? In early March, there will be a better way.
The migration is happening now! People are determining which workloads they can send to the cloud, and many are choosing to migrate their Microsoft Office productivity tools to Office 365.
I last visited the Portland Salesforce User Group in mid-July 2014. It was my first Salesforce User Group presentation, and my first educational outreach to raise awareness about Salesforce data loss risk. In this blog post, you’ll learn about what’s changed over the past year and a half – including actions taken to prepare for data loss risk among the Salesforce Community in Portland.
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.
At this year’s EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, there are a number of sessions that discuss SaaS applications – more than double the sessions from last year. This growth in interest in SaaS for higher education is fueled in part by the need for innovation, and in part by the adoption of SaaS CRM applications like Salesforce.
If you’re one of countless enterprises migrating your business applications to cloud services, you know all about the benefits you’ll be enjoying soon; but cloud adoption isn’t without challenges. There are a number of things you should consider to ensure your transition to the cloud is smooth, efficient, and sustainable.
Data loss. These words that can send shivers down the spine, and hearing them often evokes images of work stoppages, customer outrage, and public relations nightmares that follow.
That’s why backup and recovery has long been a business best practice and why auditing standards have evolved to ensure organizations that generate and manage data do so responsibly and reliably. The race to cloud, while significantly changing the way we think about managing and sharing data, should not change the significance placed upon backup and recovery.
As the cloud technology landscape continues to evolve, Spanning is excited to join over 1600 of the brightest minds in IT at the Gartner Catalyst Conference starting in San Diego next week. The Catalyst Conference has been on the technology scene for a long time, but if you’re a Catalyst first-timer (like we are!), here are 3 must-do recommendations to make the most of your time in San Diego.