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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.

Protecting G Suite Team Drives Data: Are You Leading or Failing?

Best practices in managing Team Drives data loss risk include assessing your current state of restore readiness, testing your restore processes regularly and evaluating solutions that automate accurate restores. Learn how Spanning Backup for G Suite protects your Team Drives data.


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Gmail’s Redesign Provides a Good Reminder: Check Your Backup and Restore Plan

Google has begun rolling out its new Gmail redesign to business users, and the new look means G Suite admins will likely get questions about the changes from end users. If you’re an admin whose end users also ask questions about how to restore Gmail that’s been lost, consider the Gmail redesign an opportunity to check your backup and restore plan before the next Gmail loss, and to find a better way to restore.


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What State and Local Governments Need to Know About Risks in G Suite and Office 365

Software as a Service (SaaS) collaborative platform adoption is increasing among state and local government — but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn how to reduce the risks from ransomware and malicious insiders if you’ve adopted Office 365 or G Suite. You’ll also learn more about: Why SaaS collaboration […]


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Google Account Recovery: Get Your Data Back the Way it Was in Just a Few Clicks

What if you want your Google account up and running online again, just as it was before the account was lost or deleted? In this case, you’ll want to fully restore the data from the deleted account to an active account, and you’ll need Spanning’s help to do this.

Spanning Backup makes this type of Google account recovery simple. As always, you can complete your backup and recovery goals in just a matter of clicks:


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Alzheimer’s Association

After switching to G Suite from Exchange because of the agility and collaborative capacity afforded by Google software suite, the Alzheimer’s Association had several reasons to look for a backup solution.


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Do You Really Know the Difference Between Google Vault and Google Apps Backup Software?

Have you ever asked: “What is Google Vault?”


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[Video] G Suite Team Drives How-To: Backup and Restore Team Drives Data

There’s a real need for Team Drives backup and restoration. Organizations that adopt Google Team Drives do so to ensure their domain “owns” their most important files, rather than an individual; it’s imperative to protect that important data against accidental deletion or overwrites, ransomware, and other known risks. Protecting your domains’ Team Drives data isn’t [...]

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Google Account Recovery for Deleted Accounts: What Are Your Options?

A Google admin may need to not only restore lost Gmail or Drive data, but may also need to recover all data for deleted accounts. This could happen if an end user is phished or hacked (see this recent Google phishing exploit for one such scenario.) Or, as our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association have [...]

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Gmail Recovery Made Easy: Get Lost Gmail Back in Just a Few Clicks

As a G Suite admin, you’re likely familiar with end users asking you to restore Gmail that’s been lost. Here are two common Gmail data loss scenarios, and how to use Spanning Backup for G Suite to restore lost email messages in a few clicks. Data loss in Gmail: when an important email can’t be [...]

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3 Options for Restoring Lost Data in Google Apps

With Google’s recently announced Data Loss Prevention feature, you may think your Google Apps domain is safe enough, but you’d be wrong. Their Data Loss prevention will protect Google Apps Unlimited customers in rule-based ways, but can do nothing to protect customers from sync errors, or errors where admins or users accidentally delete critical email.


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