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.

Countdown to GDPR #2: Privacy by Design and by Default

The deadline for compliance with GDPR is closing in and many of us are grappling with its regulations and their impact. In this blog series, we’re unpacking GDPR’s key provisions and exploring the implications for your compliance and technology teams. We started the series with Countdown to GDPR: The Right to Be Forgotten where we […]


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Spanning 2017 – Year in Review Video

This has been a big year for Spanning. When I look back at 2017, I am proud of how we rose to the challenge of once again becoming a standalone company following our spin-out from Dell EMC in April. The overwhelming support we’ve received from customers, partners, and the industry has been more than rewarding. […]


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[Infographic] Salesforce Community Research: New Findings, Post-Dreamforce 2017

Dreamforce wouldn’t be complete without at least one selfie, and for Spanning, Dreamforce wouldn’t be Dreamforce without supporting the annual “Salesforce Selfie” Trailblazer Community Survey. This year’s survey has been co-sponsored by Apttus, who’ve helped us expand its reach across the Salesforce Ohana—and if you’re in the Ohana, the survey is, like any good selfie, […]


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Salesforce Data Backup and Restore: One New Feature, Many Different Use Cases

Salesforce admins and developers have told us that Spanning Backup for Salesforce’s new feature, overwriting field values in bulk restore, has proven invaluable. With it, they can easily: Restore objects owned by inactive users without jumping through hoops Restore records that do not have values for newly added required fields Populate sandboxes with anonymized data […]


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What You Need to Know about Ransomware Attacks and Office 365

Over the past two years the rise in number and sophistication of ransomware attacks has been meteoric. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that ransomware attacks quadrupled from 1,000 attacks per day in 2015 to more than 4,000 attacks daily in 2017. While Microsoft products and services have been targeted […]


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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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Alzheimer’s Association

After switching to G Suite from Exchange because of the agility and collaborative capacity afforded by Google software suite, the Alzheimer’s Association had several reasons to look for a backup solution.


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5 Steps to Take Now to Reduce Data Loss Risk When Employees Leave

While there are a variety of scenarios for human-based data loss, in this blog, we’ll explore the most common scenario risk of data loss—when employees leave an organization. According to Osterman Research, the median job tenure for US employees is a little more than four years, a typical organization will experience approximately 24% turnover in […]


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Helpful: A Leading Core Value

At Spanning we are guided by our core values — HIFADO —Helpful, Innovative, Fun, Accountable, Driven, and Open. With “helpful” as our leading core value, we work hard to live up to it in and outside of the office. Here’s a little about how we support a corporate culture that embraces others first. Being there […]


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Pointers for HIPAA Compliance in the Cloud

SaaS applications like G Suite, Office 365, and Salesforce are revolutionizing the healthcare industry with improvements to agility, connectivity, and accessibility. On the flip side, Public Health Information (PHI) breaches are also on the rise and proper data protection remains a top concern. That is because PHI data is incredibly valuable on the black market; […]


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