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.

Countdown to GDPR #8: What is the GDPR Impact on SaaS Providers?

In our GDPR series to date we’ve analyzed the important directives and ways for you to be compliant with them. In our final three blogs, we examine the impact of GDPR on your organization, Spanning and SaaS providers in general. Read #8 for the impact of the GDPR on SaaS Providers.


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Office 365 Admins: How to use PowerShell with Spanning Backup’s Public REST API

Because Office 365 admins can do more with PowerShell, we’ve extended the capabilities of Spanning Backup for Office 365 with a Spanning-built PowerShell module that works in conjunction with our REST API to automate activities in Spanning such as assigning or unassigning individual and bulk licenses. Learn how it works.


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Gmail’s Redesign Provides a Good Reminder: Check Your Backup and Restore Plan

Google has begun rolling out its new Gmail redesign to business users, and the new look means G Suite admins will likely get questions about the changes from end users. If you’re an admin whose end users also ask questions about how to restore Gmail that’s been lost, consider the Gmail redesign an opportunity to check your backup and restore plan before the next Gmail loss, and to find a better way to restore.


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Countdown to GDPR #7: Data Protection Impact Assessment

We’re onto #7 in our 10-part GDPR blog series. In this blog post, we tackle Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and what it may mean for your organization. Read the entire GDPR series to get ready for 25 May 2018.


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Defining RPO and RTO in the Age of Cloud Computing

One of the best practices in well run IT organizations is for CIOs and IT managers to evaluate the risk of data loss, and establish business continuity plans that outline backup and recovery along with their respective Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs). But first, information technology teams and business stakeholders must start with a common understanding of what RTO and RPO mean in terms of backup and recovery.


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What You Need to Know about Ransomware Attacks and Office 365

Over the past few years, there has been a stunning increase in the number and sophistication of ransomware attacks. Microsoft products and services have been targeted by cybercriminals for decades — now that Office 365 is the company’s fastest-growing solution, it’s a primary target. Given the great risks for losses at the hands of cybercriminals, every member of your organization — from your COO to each individual employee — must take proactive measures to protect the organization’s data.


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Countdown to GDPR #6: Data Transfers

To prepare for the upcoming GDPR we’re doing a series of blogs about key regulations and ways to be compliant with them. GDPR is closing in, and we’re close at its heels having crossed the halfway mark on our GDPR Countdown. At #6 we examine the GDPR’s impact on Data Transfers.


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7 Tips for Making the Most of Office 365 for Enterprise

By adopting Microsoft Office 365 for your enterprise, you’re taking a powerful step towards better productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. The seven tips below will enhance the benefits provided by Office 365, while mitigating risks in the form of data loss caused by end user errors, sync errors, or ransomware. Make the most of Office 365 for your enterprise while protecting your investment.


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Take the Pledge to Prevent a Ransomware Disaster: World Backup Day 2018

Friends Don’t Let Friends Go Without a Backup. While backup is vital every day, use World Backup Day — March 31, 2018 —to urge your colleagues and friends to take the pledge to use a backup solution.


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Countdown to GDPR #5: Data Security and Privacy Policies

To prepare for the upcoming GDPR we’re doing a series of blogs about key regulations and ways to be compliant with them. In part 5 in our 10-part series we take a look at the impact of GDPR on Data Security and Privacy Policies and what it may mean for your organization.


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