To run a business, data is a key component of running day-to-day operations. The benefits of SaaS and how it enriches protection are important to understand. Whether you’re a small business owner or an enterprise company, having a solid strategy to keep data safe is essential. Enterprise companies have adopted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) at a rapid rate, while some small to medium businesses remain committed to on-premise technology.
With more businesses depending on a variety of collaboration tools and business operations platforms, data storage needs will also increase. Cloud data storage is easily expandable, however, if your company still uses on-premise hardware, expanding storage capacity could get expensive. More space, in this case, means more physical equipment – which can be costly. There are several benefits for businesses to move towards cloud services. More importantly, how significant backing up SaaS data becomes a critical practice to your business.
Benefits of Saas Applications
Gartner estimates that software-as-a-service (SaaS) revenues will grow to $151.1 billion by 2022. Organizations making the journey to the cloud should consider the benefits of SaaS, but also how to maintain SaaS security.
Ease of Use – User experience and acceptance are key when introducing new technology. SaaS applications are easy to use, making adoption within the organization a breeze.
Quick Deployment – Installation and configuration of SaaS apps are quick and painless. By utilizing the cloud, the apps are easily accessible to users.
Cost-effective – IT can quickly spin up the apps without needing to buy hardware. Additional cost savings come by reducing the time employees spend on installation, configuration, and management.
Simple Maintenance – Instead of having your IT department manually upgrade apps, that responsibility falls to the SaaS vendors, saving you IT resources.
Scalable – Since SaaS apps live in the cloud, they are scalable, no matter how small or large your organization is. Remote users are also able to access the apps no matter their location.
Importance of SaaS Protection
SaaS is empowering companies to move faster and smarter financially. However, it also can leave businesses vulnerable and at risk of potential data loss if that data isn’t protected. For example, although Microsoft stores data on their servers, they’re not responsible for the data created by Office 365 users.
Data loss can happen in a number of ways and an independent backup separated from the app itself is necessary to avoid the most common data loss pitfalls such as:
- Human error; accidental deletion or data overwrites
- Malicious end-user activity; employee or competitor theft
- Lost data due to deleted Office 365 licenses
- Ransomware attacks
- External app errors (data corruption via syncing or overwriting)
- Natural disasters and unnatural disasters (spilled cup of coffee)
When data loss occurs, the impact on a business can be massive. While moving to the cloud has its benefits, businesses no longer control all of their data. Managed software providers (MSP) are responsible for the data loss in and out of the cloud. This is why they rely on the most effective solutions needed to protect and maintain ownership of client’s sensitive information. SaaS Protection serves as an insurance policy against Office 365 outages, accidental deletion, and ransomware attacks, which in turn provides a secure second location to retrieve necessary data in as little as seconds.
Kobargo is There to Protect Your SaaS Data
When it comes to protecting and backing up your SaaS data, it’s important to have knowledge and experience on your side. Data loss can be costly, and not just financially. Your business’s reputation is on the line and customers demand assurance that their information is in the right hands. By investing in an effective cybersecurity system, you can avoid serious threats, data loss, and continue operating your business smoothly. Contact Kobargo today and learn why we’re the IT team of choice.