Business Likely to Use SaaS for Sensitive Data: Gartner
Despite caution from businesses when using SaaS platforms to store sensitive data, there is still a lack of policy coordination, a Gartner report finds.
Organizations that use software as a service (SaaS) platforms for data are more likely to use it for sensitive data than for mission-critical data, according to a new report from IT research firm Gartner.
The study, which is based on a survey of 425 respondents from IT risk management disciplines in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada, shows that organizations take different approaches to risk management when they face a need or opportunity to share data with different types of external parties. Compared with platform as a service (PaaS) or infrastructure as a service (IaaS), organizations were about 30 percent more likely to have a policy against putting sensitive data into SaaS (26 percent), and about 45 percent more likely to have a policy against putting it into outsourced data centers (29 percent)...