Five Surprising Stats on Cloud App Adoption

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Mission-critical data is stored in SaaS apps.

As more employees use SaaS applications, they become more dependent on the solution for mission-critical data, and it becomes more important to ensure that documents aren’t lost, deleted or compromised. According to the survey, a whopping 81 percent of IT pros consider the data stored in their SaaS applications to be very to extremely important, while 14 percent state it’s somewhat important. Only 1 percent said the data is not at all important.

More and more companies are transitioning to software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications such as Google Apps, Salesforce and Zoho. In fact, analyst firm Gartner estimates SaaS sales in 2010 reached $10 billion, and will more than double by 2015 to a projected $21.3 billion.

Cloud-to-cloud backup provider Backupify recently teamed up with Spiceworks to survey more than 200 IT professionals and gather their insights on data in the cloud — from the SaaS apps where it lives to if and how it’s being backed up. Some of the results may surprise you.


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