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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, Google Workspace, and Salesforce.

Salesforce Names Spanning Backup an App Every Smart Business Should Know About

Following the Dreamforce ‘16 AppExchange sessions, Salesforce rounded up the top apps every smart business should know about to continue growing their business into an eBook – and we’re proud to share that Spanning Backup for Salesforce was selected as one of the must-haves from more than 3,000 sessions. In the 88 Apps Every Smart [...]

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Dreamforce ‘16: Protecting Salesforce Data for the Salesforce Ohana

This Salesforce MVP was so very proud to be part of Dreamforce this past week, listening and learning along with my MVPeeps and a diverse, empowered Community (aka the Salesforce Ohana.) What were my top learnings? Salesforce Einstein will be making every Salesforce user smarter and more effective. Salesforce is doubling down on empowering Sales, [...]

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Dreamforce Session: Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = Great Apps

We hope you enjoyed Dreamforce last week! If you weren't able to attend the session “Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = Great Apps” with Patricia Cifra & Gordon Bockus, Software Engineers at Spanning, we've got it here for you. See what Patricia & Gordon covered below. Angular2 + Ng-Lightning + Lightning Design System = [...]

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Dreamforce ‘16: Day One

‘Twas the morning of Dreamforce, and all through the cloud Every admin and dev was thinking aloud, And hoping their orgs would be okay for a while They blazed their Trails and did HOTs with a smile. With apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, the first day of Dreamforce is a time every attending admin and [...]

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

Is Google Workspace 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 Workspace 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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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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