Five Surprising Stats on Cloud App Adoption

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Majority of IT pros don’t currently back up SaaS app data.

Although most IT pros believe their company’s data stored in the SaaS application is very to extremely important, more than half of survey respondents (52 percent) don’t back up or have plans to back up data within SaaS applications. This signals a dangerous disconnect.  Part of the problem is that many IT pros have a false sense of security that their cloud data is already backed up — in fact, 79 percent believe their SaaS applications are being backed up by their cloud app provider, which is often not the case.

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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