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.

Google Account Recovery: Get Your Data Back the Way it Was in Just a Few Clicks

What if you want your Google account up and running online again, just as it was before the account was lost or deleted? In this case, you’ll want to fully restore the data from the deleted account to an active account, and you’ll need Spanning’s help to do this.

Spanning Backup makes this type of Google account recovery simple. As always, you can complete your backup and recovery goals in just a matter of clicks:


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Spanning’s Backup for G Suite Solution Gives Hamline University Confidence in the Cloud

Hamline University found not only a solid backup and recovery solution in Spanning, but also a trusted partner they can count on no matter what the future of the cloud and education bring. Read their story to learn more about how Spanning Backup helps educational institutions take on cloud applications with confidence.


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New Feature for Spanning Backup for Office 365: Encryption Key Management

With self-managed encryption keys, Spanning customers now have full control over their data, allowing them to audit key usage, set key rotation policies and revoke access to data at any time — making all encrypted data unreadable.


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Key Development Skills for IT Pros

Matthew McDermott joins Jeremy Thake in the Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast to talk about the IT Pro journey and how they can learn a lot from developers on working smarter with tools they have used for years.


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5 Gift Ideas for the Technologist in Your Life

Skip the guides for dog-lovers and coffee-drinkers. This Valentine’s Day we are celebrating the sometimes hard-to-shop-for technologist. Read this blog for a few gift ideas from the Spanning Backup team ranging from stickers to books and fun apps.


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[Infographic] Employees are Cyber Secure in Theory, But Not in Practice

Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. All it takes to infect a network or steal valuable data, is one wrong click by an employee. While employees seem to have good knowledge of basic cybersecurity practices, there are considerable security blind spots which leave the employee and organization vulnerable to breaches. Spanning helps to identify red flags and vulnerabilities in security awareness training for employees.


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6 Tips for Success When Changing Tech Roles

If you (or someone you know) is thinking of making a major tech career pivot, Matthew McDermott’s story might help. After 20 years of working in Austin as a consultant, starting with web technology then landing on SharePoint and Office 365, he made a pivot recently to work for Spanning Cloud Apps in Austin, Texas. Read his latest blog post for his personal advice on starting a new job.


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Spear-Phishing: The Smart Malware

“Spear-phishing” is a smart phishing mechanism that is an increasingly popular and virulent malware vector. Understand its devastating effect on organizations worldwide and get pointers to safeguard your organization against it.


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5 Things Every MSP Should Know About HIPAA

There is no official “certification” in HIPAA recognized by the Federal government, therefore MSPs who work with healthcare providers or payers need to educate themselves on HIPAA compliance. Here are the top 5 things MSPs should know about HIPAA.


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New Custom Alerts Notify Salesforce Admins of Data At-Risk

Spanning Backup for Salesforce offers custom alerts for anomalies that point to potential data loss risk, as part of Spanning’s affordable data protection solution for Salesforce. You set alerts to spot unusual activity on specific object types, and the custom alert will automatically notify you of potential trouble. (Even better? There’s no additional cost or tiered pricing for this new feature.)


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