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.

Think Twice About Using Litigation Hold to Protect Your Data in Office 365

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.


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Salesforce User Group Report: What a Difference a Year (and a Half) Makes!

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.


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5 Key Differences in Email Backup and Retention between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365

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.


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It’s a Wonderful Salesforce AppExchange Life

Happy birthday, Salesforce AppExchange! Before we all blow out the candles on 10 years of goodness…let’s take a moment to reflect on what AppExchange means.


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We Wish You a Better Backup and a Happy New Year!

Looking back at 2015, we admit to being more than a little concerned that many organizations weren’t doing more to protect their data in the cloud. At the same time, though, we began to see signs of some good lessons learned, leading us to expect a more favorable forecast for 2016. But first things first “


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Higher Ed and SaaS CRM Applications: At the Intersection of Innovation

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.


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7 Data Backup Tips for Enterprises Moving to the Cloud

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.


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4 SaaS Data Backup Best Practices for Businesses using the Cloud

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.


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3 Reasons To Meet Spanning Backup at Gartner Catalyst

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.


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7 Ways the Cloud Has Revolutionized the Way Nonprofits Work

If you’re one of the millions of people who’ve adopted cloud computing, you’ll need no introduction to just how great an innovation it can be. The list of benefits are immense, facilitating greater collaboration and massively increasing efficiency.


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