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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.

Salesforce Admin Survey 2016 – The #SFAdmin Forecast Is Picture Perfect (Almost)

The Third Annual State of the Salesforce Admin and Developer Survey reflects more than 500 responders from the Salesforce Success Community. Continuing last year’s “responses = donations,” our fantastic responders have ensured 150 homeless children will receive books through Project Night Night! And based on Survey responses, we know the forecast looks almost perfect for [...]

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Proud to be Part of Salesforce’s Ecosystem, aka The SaaS Community Garden

It’s one thing to garden for oneself, and another thing to create a garden that feeds an entire community - and as today’s IDC research shows, Salesforce and its ecosystem have grown to feed a world of technology partners, new admins, and new developers. According to IDC, Salesforce and its ecosystem are forecast to enable [...]

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Google Apps for Work in the Enterprise: “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Is Google Apps still relevant for the enterprise? And if it is, how should Google for Work enterprises plan to recover from ransomware attacks? In this blog, you’ll learn why news of Google Apps demise in the enterprise is not really accurate, and you’ll learn how to minimize the risk and recover quickly from ransomware. [...]

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Vendor Lock-In or Love-In: Evaluating Your IaaS Options

There have been a whole series of highly visible moves where large enterprise vendors are making long-term commitments to use another Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) vendor’s infrastructure (note: I’m going to lump all these vendors [Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform] into the IaaS category for brevity, even though each also offers […]


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Why Isn’t Every Day SysAdmin Day?

Today is the 17th annual SysAdmin day, a day created for SysAdmins by SysAdmins because no one ever really gives you credit for the work you do. It seems to be adding insult to injury that this is only one day out of 365. And even on that one day, if you are good at […]


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SaaS is Changing Everything – Including Data Loss Risk from Admin Error

As seen on EMC’s The Core Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has a history unlike that of on-premises software, and the people who manage and administer SaaS applications reflect that difference. When it comes to data protection, that difference matters, as you’ll learn. What is SaaS, and does it REALLY differ from on-premises or from hosted applications? SaaS […]


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Using the Pareto Principle to Help Manage Cloud and SaaS Data Risk

The Pareto Principle is familiar to most people as the 80-20 rule. When it comes to cloud data risk, applying the Pareto Principle can help an organization focus risk management on where common risks originate, and where the risks may be significant.


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Fact or Fiction? New Infographic Reveals Latest Trends in SaaS Industry after International Research

In late 2015, Spanning by EMC commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 IT decision makers across the U.S. and U.K. to better understand the trends in the use, perceptions, regulations, and impact of the cloud. The findings revealed a few notable divides between U.S. and U.K. perceptions and behaviors, but overall, the data tells an encouraging story about the SaaS industry.


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The Misconceptions and Realities of Data Protection in Cloud-based Office Productivity Suites Today

Speaking with customers and prospects is the Spanning product team’s number one priority, and we continue to hear some common themes related to SaaS data protection. It’s always nice to see our findings confirmed by others, “


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Is your cloud strategy on solid ground? Learn how to protect PHI in SaaS apps.

Healthcare payers and providers, as well as organizations in the pharmaceutical industry, are faced with unique challenges in our hyper-connected era. While being expected to improve speed, quality, and accessibility of care and operations, they’re also required to maintain strict privacy and security standards in order to comply with industry mandates, like the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


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