User error is the leading cause of data loss in SaaS applications

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2016 09:01

Spanning, an EMC company, has announced the results of a survey of US and UK IT professionals, comparing the two regions in terms of software-as-a-service (SaaS) adoption, data protection and compliance.

Key among the findings is that accidental deletion of information was the leading cause of data loss from SaaS applications (43 percent US; 41 percent UK), ahead of data loss caused by malicious insiders and hackers.

Based on responses from 1,037 IT professionals in the US and UK, 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.

Other key findings include:

Download the full survey report.