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Spanning by EMC Survey Compares U.S. and U.K. Trends in SaaS Adoption, Data Protection and Compliance
AUSTIN, TX – March 24, 2016 — /BackupReview.info/– Spanning, an EMC company, today announced the results of a survey of U.S. and U.K. IT professionals, comparing the two regions in terms of software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption, data protection and compliance. Key among the findings, accidental deletion of information was the leading cause of data loss from SaaS applications (43 percent in U.S., 41 percent in U.K.), ahead of data loss caused by malicious insiders and hackers.
Based on responses from 1,037 IT professionals in the U.S. and U.K., the data also revealed insights into who is responsible for SaaS data protection, organizational confidence in SaaS data protection and the top concerns about moving data to the cloud.
Key findings include:
“This survey not only validates the accelerating adoption of SaaS, but also that U.S. and U.K. IT professionals understand the importance of having a backup and recovery strategy for SaaS application data with only 7 percent and 8 percent, respectively, not planning or using any form of backup and recovery for their SaaS applications,” said Jeff Erramouspe, vice president and general manager, Spanning. “When it comes to SaaS data protection, however, the survey shows misplaced confidence. SaaS providers are not responsible for recovery of data lost due to user error, yet that continues to be its leading cause. It demonstrates the need for cloud-to-cloud backup and restore solutions.”
E.U. Data Privacy Rules Create Costly Compliance Burden
Despite the caution, the survey also indicated that a vast majority of IT professionals agree (66 percent in the U.K., 72 percent in the U.S.) that storing data in a primary cloud provider’s E.U. data center will ensure 100 percent compliance with data and privacy regulations.
“Being a U.K.-headquartered company, it is critical that we ensure that the aspects of our data are managed within the European Economic Area and governed securely,” said Garry Lengthorn, Director of IT Services, SThree PLC. “This was a critical driver for our company choosing Spanning Backup. Now, our Salesforce data remains in the U.K. data center, where it can be safely protected, backed up and restored.”
Spanning helps thousands of organizations around the globe protect the critical information from their SaaS applications in the cloud with Spanning Backup, which is available for Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps for Work and Salesforce.
Download the full survey report and learn more: http://goo.gl/wixjy3
Respondents were asked to select between two specific roles: “IT Function with Oversight for SaaS Applications” (75 percent U.S., 78 percent U.K., 77 percent overall); “Line of Business/SaaS application owner” (39 percent U.S., 43 percent U.K., 41 percent overall); and the remaining identified as “other.”
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Source: Spanning, an EMC company
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