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.

Is Your House Haunted? Rid Your Organization of Shadow IT

Halloween is right around the corner. Costumes, candy, trick or treat — every shadow is a potential fright, every bump a ghost! Halloween comes once a year, but for your organization, invisible threats to your data and productivity happen daily. While the news is filled with stories of external cyber attacks, it’s still important to [...]

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5 “Can’t Miss” Office 365 Data Protection Sessions at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite 2017 kicks off today in Orlando, Florida. It’s expected that more than 26,000 IT professionals, developers, technologists, vendors and Microsoft customers will be in attendance. With five days chock full of sessions, hands-on labs and interactive panels, the entire experience can be a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’d like to share our five [...]

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Data Protection for Office 365 Now Available for SharePoint Online

We’re thrilled to announce today the addition of backup and restore capabilities for SharePoint Online to Spanning Backup for Office 365. In addition to providing cloud-to-cloud data protection for Mail, Calendar, and OneDrive, we now provide backup and data restore for SharePoint document library contents in Team Sites, Group Sites, and Microsoft Teams. “SharePoint Online [...]

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Four Key Facts about Office 365 and Sharepoint Backup

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely adopted or are thinking about migrating to Office 365 and SharePoint Online. As organizations across the globe migrate their Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint workloads to the cloud, they’re discovering that they need to review and adapt IT processes to better align with changes in functionality, both positive and negative. [...]

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Risk Mitigation Strategies for Data Protection for Office 365

IT security is top of mind for businesses and technologists alike. From global ransomware attacks to email phishing scams, it’s clear that your data is under attack. For businesses migrating primary productivity and collaboration tools to the cloud, such as Microsoft Office 365, ensuring the safety of your data is a key priority.


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Healthcare IT & Cloud Security: Top 4 Data Considerations

The healthcare industry is changing how it delivers patient care. With technology that enables greater collaboration for patient care, and with patient care delivery models shifting toward telemedicine and self-served healthcare, healthcare IT (HIT) finds itself thrust into the world of online collaboration platforms, SaaS, and cloud computing. As a highly regulated industry in which [...]

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Data Sovereignty and the Cloud: Are You Compliant?

The rapid adoption and popularity of cloud and SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce have introduced a better way to collaborate and share data, and have provided businesses with improvements in efficiency and lowered IT costs. SaaS and cloud computing are changing the paradigm for how we work. As you move to […]


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Global Data Protection to Australia and New Zealand

Back in September, we announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding overseas for the first time with a data center in Dublin, Ireland. We were thrilled to have Office 365 users across Europe join the Spanning family, knowing they [...]

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What G Suite and Office 365 Admins Need to Know Now About Ransomware Attacks

According to data from the US Justice Department, ransomware attacks have increased from 2015 to 2016 at a rate of roughly 300% a year. “On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. This is a 300-percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day seen in 2015.” Further, new […]


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Automate Licensing in Spanning Backup for Office 365 with Our New API

Almost every IT manager and admin I meet is looking for ways to work more quickly and efficiently. Rather than viewing automation as the enemy of job security, these pros realize that it can free up time for IT to focus on more strategic tasks. Automation can also help ensure traditional processes like backup occur [...]

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