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.

What To Do When Google Calendar Goes Down

Google Calendar was down across the United States and parts of Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa for almost three hours on June 18, 2019. Were you without access? Or did you have a solution like Spanning Backup for G Suite in place to keep you up and running?


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The Why, What and How of Migrating from G Suite to Office 365

If your organization is contemplating a migration from G Suite to Office 365, it’s best to first consider three questions: Why migrate?… What is the current data landscape?… and how should you proceed with the migration? Answering these questions and understanding how Spanning can help will make your migration seamless and pain free.


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What to Expect from NEXT: Our Top 5 @GoogleNEXT

Google NEXT ‘19, one of the biggest conferences in the cloudverse, is April 9-11, 2019. Spanning picks the top 5 sessions you won’t want to miss at this year’s event.


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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 panic-struck end users asking you to restore Gmail messages that are lost. Here are some common Gmail data loss scenarios, with steps to use Spanning Backup to restore email messages in a couple of clicks. Restoring Lost Email Consider two examples for end user Gmail data [...]

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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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Spanning’s Backup for G Suite Solution Gives Hamline University Confidence in the Cloud

Hamline University found not only a solid backup and recovery solution in Spanning, but also a trusted partner they can count on no matter what the future of the cloud and education bring. Read their story to learn more about how Spanning Backup helps educational institutions take on cloud applications with confidence.


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Why Westland Real Estate Group Chose Spanning Backup for G Suite

More than 58% of malware attacks target small and mid-sized businesses, including those using G Suite. While Google provides robust security within its infrastructure and in G Suite, Google cannot protect you from errors at your end — including malware, or data loss due to inadvertent error or malicious activity. Spanning customer Westland Real Estate Group learned this the hard way when they were attacked by ransomware a few years ago.


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Top 5 Backup Blog Posts in 2018

Every year, the Spanning team reviews which blog posts have been most well-read, so we can provide more of what you’ve found useful in the coming year. 2018 is no different — and this year, our most popular blogs have been those focused on trending security topics like GDPR and new Spanning Backup feature enhancements.


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Recovery — A Critical Aspect of Data Protection

Data protection has two facets — one focused on protecting data with encryption, firewalls, employee trainings, regular audits — and the other focused on recovering data quickly and easily, with minimal negative impact on business continuity. Backup is only as effective as the accurate, rapid recovery from the backup. In this blog, we’ll take a deep dive into some of our customers’ favorite Spanning Backup for G Suite recovery features. Look for a subsequent blog on customer favorites for Office 365 and SharePoint Online.


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Spanning Backup Has Data Protection Covered for the School of Business, University of Maryland

Christopher Gleeson, Manager of Messaging & Collaboration for the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, knows that the centerpiece of any good data protection plan is a backup and recovery solution, without which data loss would be an ever-present threat to the hard work his faculty and students do every day. Christopher went looking for an answer to the data protection problem and found Spanning Backup, a backup and recovery solution for G Suite.


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