Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, DevOps, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

What We’re Reading at Spanning

2017 has already been quite a year for all of us at Spanning. From going independent (again) in April to adding more than 10 new staff members this summer, it should be no surprise that our summertime reading would reflect our changing times. Here’s what some of our team members are reading—and recommending to friends—as […]


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[Videos] How To Backup and Recover Salesforce Data

It’s only 67 days until Dreamforce ‘17, but Salesforce Admins and Developers don’t need to wait to protect their critical business data and metadata in Salesforce. In this blog, you’ll discover “how to” videos that will show you a better way to restore lost data in use cases like these. Recovering faster from a Salesforce […]


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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. In this […]


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At Gartner Catalyst This Week? Learn More About Data Protection with Spanning

If you’re in San Diego this week for Gartner’s Catalyst Conference, you already know that you’re in for four days of forward thinking insights from industry leaders and analysts; as well as access to information about the best technical solutions ranging from cloud technologies to data and analytics, and the Internet of Things.  As you […]


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Women in Tech, Diversity and Equality, and the Salesforce Ohana

The Salesforce developers and admins at Forcelandia’s “Women in Tech Breakfast” and at Midwest Dreamin’ are exemplars of a powerful paradigm shift in tech – an increase in inclusion and diversity that benefits technologists and their organizations. Further, the significant number of men attending the Forcelandia “Women In Tech Breakfast” (see the image below) shows […]


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Build a Security Go Bag in the Near and Long Term

Cybersecurity and ransomware are dominating the news. And while IT teams and security officers are consumed by this news, executive, compliance and legal teams are also paying attention due to the business-wide repercussions of an attack, from productivity and revenue losses to business process failures. You probably can’t help but wonder if you are prepared. […]


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The Global Impact of GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast-approaching with less than a year remaining for data controllers and processors to comply.  Non-compliance could result in legal action or large fines (up to 4 percent of an organization’s global turnover or €20 Million). As the deadline looms, companies around the globe who interact in any […]


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Forcelandia: Salesforce Admin + Dev Leadership & Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Spanning will be there to help #backthatsaasup If you’re a Salesforce Admin or Developer, you likely know their names. You may even follow them on Twitter. But if you live or work in the Pacific Northwest, you can learn directly from these Salesforce leaders at Forcelandia 17. You might even raise a local IPA together, […]


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Google Team Drives Backup, Now Available with Spanning Backup for G Suite

G Suite and Google admins trust us to provide enterprise-grade backup and quick, easy restoration of items to the way they were at any point in time. And they trust us to innovate in sync with Google, to ensure all their G Suite data is protected. In line with Google’s recent release of G Suite […]


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