Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, DevOps, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

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

As an IT professional, you’re all too familiar with users coming to you to try and recover data that’s been lost. It happens. Here are some reasons why users might lose email in Gmail, and some videos that will show you an easy way to get them back.


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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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Google Team Drives Backup, Now Available with Spanning Backup for G Suite

G Suite and Google admins trust us to provide enterprise-grade backup and quick, easy restoration of items to the way they were at any point in time. And they trust us to innovate in sync with Google, to ensure all their G Suite data is protected. In line with Google’s recent release of G Suite […]


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So You’re Adopting Google Team Drives: 4 Fast Backup and Data Protection Facts

Google’s recent release of Team Drives for G Suite Drive has sysadmins and cloud IT teams talking up a storm across social media. Here’s just a sample. In this blog post, we’ll go beyond those conversations to answer some of the questions we’ve heard directly from Spanning customers and other Google sysadmins, such as: What […]


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What Yesterday’s Gmail Attack Taught Us

Data Protection is a shared responsibility. The Internet was all abuzz yesterday when a sophisticated Gmail phishing attack hit.  The rogue email, often appearing to be sent from one of your contacts, masqueraded as a Google Docs sharing request, but in actuality was a link that requests the user to grant access to an application […]


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Market Momentum Accelerates with Spanning Backup for G Suite

With Google Cloud Next ’17 taking place this week, we wanted to look back to see how our Spanning Backup for G Suite business has grown over the past year, particularly since 2016 was hugely successful for our organization. This momentum was driven by an increased percentage of large enterprise deals and distribution agreements with […]


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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 for many good reasons–but along with increased adoption comes added risk. In this blog, you’ll learn more about why SaaS collaboration platforms are becoming more widely used by state and local governments; the new division of responsibility for those adopting […]


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How G Suite admins can prepare for the next Google Drive service disruption

Google reported a four-hour long disruption of service for Google Drive customers on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017. If you are an admin for any of the impacted Drive customers, you may have heard from your users that they could log in, but could not access their data. Hopefully, none of your executives needed to access […]


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What G Suite and Office 365 Admins Need to Know Now About Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has proven to be a growth industry in 2016, in part due to increases in “Ransomware as a Service” and the risks ransomware poses to SaaS applications like G Suite (formerly Google Apps) and Office 365. In this post, you’ll learn: What’s changed over the past year What that might mean for 2017 The […]


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Spanning Backup for G Suite Gives Global Creative Agency Confidence to Move All Data to G Suite

Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) was in the process of moving data and applications incrementally to G Suite when the global creative agency discovered Spanning Backup for G Suite. The backup and restore solution’s performance so impressed the firm’s Global Google Technical Lead, he decided to accelerate the timeline for fully transitioning agency data to G […]


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