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, Google Workspace, and Salesforce.

Google Drive Backup: What Are Your Options?

Google Drive is a storage service that allows you to store files and folders online. Learn how to securely back up and protect your Google Drive data.


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The SaaS Backup and Recovery Report 2022: What’s New in the SaaS Universe

The SaaS Backup and Recovery Report 2022 from Spanning provides new insights into the SaaS universe, the current state of SaaS data protection and what you should know to enhance your data protection strategy.


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Microsoft 365 vs. Google Workspace: Which Is Right for Your Organization?

Explore key differences between Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Compare features & functions and learn why backup is a necessity for both.


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Google Workspace vs. G Suite: Demystifying Google Workspace

Google Workspace is an evolved version of G Suite designed for seamless integration between Google applications. Here’s everything to know.


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Google Vault: Archive, Hold, Search, Export and… Backup?

Google Vault is an advanced archiving tool designed to retain data for eDiscovery and investigations; however, is it a viable backup solution? Learn more.


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How to Set Up Gmail in Microsoft Outlook

Learn how to add a Gmail account in Microsoft Outlook. Manage multiple Gmail accounts from one place and check your emails even in offline mode.


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Google Drive Trash: Deleting, Recovering and Everything in Between

Learn all about the Google Drive Trash folder and how Spanning acts as a safety net for items that might otherwise be lost forever.


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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 Google Workspace 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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