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.

Total Cost of Ownership: Why It’s Important for Businesses

A total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis is vital to examine the financial impact of implementing new technologies in business. In information technology, assessing the TCO provides a broader view of the investment and the value of the product over its lifespan.


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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 G Suite users moving forward.


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Happy 21st Annual SysAdmin Day From Spanning

Today is SysAdmin Day, a day created for SysAdmins by SysAdmins, because no one ever gives you enough credit for the work you do. If you’re good at your job, people rarely notice because it means everything is running smoothly. Not today though… today, we salute you.


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A Guide to Telecommuting: Adjusting to the New Era of Remote Working

Welcome to the new world of telecommuting – the COVID-19 pandemic edition. Learn how to navigate through the world of working from home — especially if you are a first-timer.


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AES Encryption: A Closer Look at Advanced Encryption Standards

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is the gold standard when it comes to protecting your SaaS data. Take a deep dive into what makes AES the most secure encryption cipher out there.


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How to Prepare for Salesforce Data Recovery Service End-Of-Life

The Salesforce Data Recovery Service End-of-Life will occur on July 31, 2020. Learn what the retirement of this feature means for administrators and how they can prepare for it. 


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Successful Social Distancing for Businesses

With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses worldwide have been forced to make an abrupt shift to remote work. While most MSPs are finding this very, there are several IT management software solutions that can help streamline IT operations and ensure business continuity in the face of this new reality.


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5 Tips for Successful Remote Workforce IT Management

To ensure your business makes it through these turbulent times relatively unscathed, here are five tips to help you manage your remote workforce.


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CCPA: Salesforce Administrators Must Rethink Backup

Salesforce administrators under the CCPA need to rethink their backup and recovery strategies to ensure personal information is accurately backed up. 


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10 Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 You Need to Keep an Eye On

As data moves to SaaS apps like G Suite and Office 365, so will the focus of cybercriminals. Be on top of cybersecurity trends in 2020 to keep your business ahead of the game. 


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