SaaS “continues to be entryway” for cloud platforms, says Symform

Recent research from Symform has shown that software-as-a-service (SaaS) continues to be the most mature cloud market, but platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is lacking by comparison.

The survey of over 500 respondents showed that nearly four in five (79%) companies surveyed in the cloud were using SaaS, yet nearly half (48%) of companies in the cloud were not planning on utilising PaaS at any time during the next 12 months.

This correlates with recent Gartner market trends research, whereby SaaS continued to cannibalise on-premise CRM solutions. Half of the respondents in the Gartner survey cited lower total cost of ownership (TCO) as the primary driver for SaaS adoption.

Security in the cloud – updated

There were various aspects of cloud security touched upon in the report. In terms of general cloud security policy, there was an interesting range of responses.

The majority of respondents (35%) said that they allowed some cloud based applications …