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.

Edu and the Cloud: 3 Tips for a Secure Relationship

The cloud has fueled many advancements in education, such as improved collaboration between teachers and students, BYOD accessibility, virtual classrooms and training labs. With all the advantages of the cloud, however, come assumptions of safety that can prove costly if taken for granted. To get the real story, we spoke to a few of our higher education customers to get their first-hand advice on sustaining a secure and robust cloud implementation.


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Learning Held Hostage – How to Prepare for and Prevent Data Loss Due to Ransomware

At the beginning of 2018, the FBI and the Department of Education Inspector General revealed that hackers had tried to sell over 100 million private records from almost 100 schools and businesses as of the end of last year. 100 million records seems like a lot, but when you consider that more than 63 percent of organizations experienced an attempted ransomware attack in 2017, with 22 percent reporting these incidents occurred on a weekly basis, it’s easy to see how pervasive and far-reaching the threat of ransomware is.


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Ransomware Targets Education: How Do You Protect Your Data?

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and not just in business and government — they also increasingly occur in education. In fact, in a warning issued on Jan. 31, 2018, the FBI and the Department of Education inspector General stated that hackers have tried to sell over 100 million private records from almost 100 schools […]


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Best Practices for Preventing Data Loss in Education

Do you know who’s protecting your cloud application data? Cloud technology has forever changed how we work. Many academic institutions, for example, have especially benefited from the cloud, because it allows them to take advantage of economies of scale that are difficult to achieve with on-premises systems. Cloud technology, and especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, have […]


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Catholic Education Diocese: Spanning Backup for G Suite Makes the Grade

With thousands of students, teachers, and staff members counting on G Suite for education technology, the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta in New South Wales Australia needs the most reliable backup available to protect its content in the cloud. So when the diocese’s technology services provider couldn’t offer a cloud backup solution, the diocese turned [...]

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The Higher Ed SaaS Journey: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Rewards

If you attended EDUCAUSE “


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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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