SaaS Backup & Recovery Experts Exhibiting at EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and Presenting Best Practices in Upcoming Live Webinar

AUSTIN, TX – September 18, 2014 — / — Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, today announced that it is showcasing how academic institutions of all sizes can prevent cloud application data loss through proper backup and recovery at the upcoming EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Spanning will join more than 270 companies exhibiting a wide array of innovative products and services at the event taking place September 29 – October 2 in Orlando, FL.

All interested participants are encouraged to meet with Spanning executives at booth #269 to see how educational institutions like Clifton College, Hamline University and the University of Maryland are leveraging Spanning Backup for Google Apps for Education to effectively protect their data.

This year’s event comes at a time when schools are increasingly shifting their invaluable data to the cloud, particularly to SaaS applications like Google Apps for Education, which allows for more efficient collaboration and more creative learning at a lower cost. However, many institutions are unaware of the inherent risks of cloud data loss, including accidental deletions, document overwrites, sync malfunctions or even malware and malicious insiders. Without a daily, automated backup solution in place, critical data such as test calendars, research files or student documents could be permanently damaged or unable to be restored back to their original state.

“Spanning protects confidential student data and work that could mean the difference between passing and failing their exams. A loss of data could impact their whole lives,” said Richard Edwards, Network Manager for Clifton College.

Spanning also will present a live webinar titled “New Ways to Use Google Apps for Education and One Great Way to Protect It” on September 23. Specifically, this webinar will explore inventive ways educators are using Google Apps at their schools and how they are protecting themselves against data loss. Featured speakers include Brian Gray, Google Apps Administrator and Computer Science Teacher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and Hannah Noble, Director of Technology at Second Baptist School.

“SaaS applications play an important role in the learning environment for both K-12 school districts and colleges,” said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO and president, Spanning. “For example, students not only collaborate on group projects using Google Apps, but also edit and revise their peers’ work. As use of Google Apps for both faculty and students grows, so does the risk of user error that can lead to data loss. This can have a devastating effect on learning; schools need data protection in place to safeguard their students’ futures.”

For more information on the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, please visit the event’s website. To attend Spanning’s upcoming webinar, register here:

About Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.

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