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.

Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover: Mitigating the Risks of Cyber Security

The news headlines about cybersecurity threats and ransomware attacks seem to be a daily occurrence, both in IT industry news and in the mainstream media. And it’s scary. Here are a few headlines from just this week: After the NSA hack: Cybersecurity in an even more vulnerable world 'Massive' Locky ransomware campaign targets hospitals Hackers [...]

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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Launches Overseas Just in Time for Microsoft Ignite

Back in May, we officially announced that our backup and restore solution for Office 365, the best way for businesses to protect their Office 365 data, was expanding to include OneDrive. Since then, we’ve empowered many organizations from all industries and of various sizes across North America with automated backup of their Office 365 data. [...]

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Spanning by EMC Teams up with Schinnerer and Microsoft to Deliver Cyber Security Protection Solution

No organization – regardless of size – is immune to cyber security-related data loss. Even small to midsized businesses aren’t safe. That’s why we have joined forces with Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, a leading underwriting manager, and Microsoft to provide a comprehensive cyber security protection solution for small to mid-sized businesses. Our solution includes [...]

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Spanning by EMC Extends Cloud-to-Cloud Backup to Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive for Business

As enterprises continue to migrate their business applications and data to cloud services, their need to be able to quickly recover from a data loss disaster is more crucial than ever.  So today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve extended our enterprise-class SaaS data protection for Microsoft Office 365 to include backup and restore for [...]

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Making Your Experience with Spanning Backup for Office 365 Even Easier

Now that we’re past Mardi Gras, those of us who grew up in the Deep South know that it’s time to start getting ready for the growing season by preparing our gardens, doing some spring cleaning, and generally getting everything ready so we can enjoy warm sunny days that will be here quickly.


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Think Twice About Using Litigation Hold to Protect Your Data in Office 365

The migration is happening now! People are determining which workloads they can send to the cloud, and many are choosing to migrate their Microsoft Office productivity tools to Office 365.


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5 Key Differences in Email Backup and Retention between Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365

As organizations make the move to the cloud, they inevitably find themselves comparing Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 in terms of price, functionality, security, and storage capacity. One important component here – and one that varies quite a bit between the two offerings – is the native backup, retention, and data protection policies included with the SaaS services.


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Spanning Backup for Office 365 Extends Data Protection to Calendars

We are happy to announce that Spanning Backup for Office 365 now protects Calendars in Exchange Online. With today’s announcement , Spanning now provides automated and on-demand backup along with quick and easy restores for Calendars in Office 365.


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Yes, You Can Lose Data from Exchange Online

I hear this question a lot “


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The Higher Ed SaaS Journey: Minimizing Risks, Maximizing Rewards

If you attended EDUCAUSE “


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