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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.

Google Drive Trash Retention Reduced by 10,000 Years

As of October 13, 2020, all files placed in Google Drive trash will be permanently deleted after 30 days. Previously, these files would be retained indefinitely unless manually deleted by the user. Learn what this means for G Suite users moving forward.


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Google Backup and Sync: Is It Really Backup?

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. Learn how to use it and if it’s really a viable “backup” option.


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Outlook vs. Gmail: Comparing Apples to Oranges

What if we told you that comparing Microsoft Outlook with Gmail is like comparing apples with oranges? Find out why comparing these two email systems is an exercise in futility.


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Prevent ATO Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Office 365 and G Suite administrators need to ensure SaaS data protection during COVID-19 and prevent dark web cybercriminals from deploying Account Takeover (ATO) attacks.


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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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Spanning Release Notes: G Suite Backup with Integrated Dark Web Monitoring

Spanning Backup for G Suite with Dark Web Monitoring provides complete front-end and back-end G Suite protection – secure credentials – secure data.


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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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Let’s Get Real: Your SaaS Needs Backup

Data living on SaaS platforms like G Suite and Office 365 does not provide complete backup. Choose the right SaaS backup and recovery solution to maintain robust data protection.


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G Suite versus Office 365: How do you Pick the Right One?

Cloud adoption can be an extensive exercise and it’s important to pick a SaaS solution that fits your organizational needs and structure when doing so. Here we break down G Suite vs Office 365 and take a closer look and some of the advantages each has to offer.


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