Smith School of Business, University of Maryland | Spanning Backup for G Suite


One of the Top 10 Business Schools Depends on Spanning to Safeguard its Data

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Smith School’s Renowned Heritage of Providing Business Education Spans for Almost 100 Years, and Includes Notable Alumni and Top Global Rankings

Founded in 1921, Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, has stayed true to its values of “doing the right things, the right way” — maintaining academic integrity while striving for excellence with innovative thought leadership. This is evident in its alumni that have excelled in diverse fields, such as writer and producer Larry David, Securities Exchange Attorney and Madoff whistleblower Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, founder of Under Armour Kevin Plank and Head Coach of University of Maryland’s basketball team Gary Williams.

Spanning Backup for G Suite offers features, usability, price and support that are second to none.
— CHRISTOPHER GLEESON, manager of messaging and collaboration, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Protecting Invaluable Student and Faculty Data is Critical to Maintaining an Institution’s High Standards

With ransomware increasingly targeting schools, data breaches can be catastrophic both from the point of data loss and the institution’s reputation. As Christopher Gleeson, manager of messaging and collaboration, at Robert H. Smith School of Business says, “We are pleased to have world class Faculty at the Smith School, and the protection and availability of their data is critical for them to be able to maintain the high standards that the school is known for. Our students work very hard to complete their programs, and the last thing we would want to happen is for anyone to lose their work, either accidentally or through an IT-related issue.”

When we moved to G Suite, we knew we had to have some kind of backup. It’s worth the peace of mind. It’s insurance.
— CHRISTOPHER GLEESON, manager of messaging and collaboration, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Spanning Backup for G Suite provided them with robust comprehensive data protection for G Suite apps and data that was also easy to use. “Spanning Backup has saved us valuable time and resources from managing our own data protection services. By covering more than just email, it also allows us to safeguard other important documents and data, such as websites,” Gleeson says.

Save IT Admin Effort and Prevent Embarrassing Escalations with Easy End-User Self-Service Restores

Apart from dependable data protection, the ability for users to self-service their own data protection needs without having to wait for IT assistance is Smith School’s favorite Spanning Backup feature. “The training window to get someone up and running on Spanning is minutes. Everything you need is right there in the console and it’s self-explanatory. If a user has accidentally deleted data and needs to restore it, it’s incredibly easy for them to do,” Gleeson says.

Using Spanning Backup has allowed me to focus my time and energy on improving and developing new services for our users and community, comfortable that the ‘headache’ of data protection is being handled so well and so thoroughly.
— CHRISTOPHER GLEESON, manager of messaging and collaboration, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Self-servicing restores not only saves the effort of the IT team, but it also allows for timely data restoration thus preventing undue escalations. “What’s nice about Spanning Backup is a user can, on their own time, go back and search for a specific email or a specific folder and restore it immediately without waiting for the issue to be escalated,” Gleeson says.

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