Enterprises warm to SAAS, but security concerns remain

Adoption of hosted applications among large companies jumped last year, but many CIOs and IT managers will not consider these software-as-a-service (SAAS) products due to concerns about security, cost and integration, according to a Forrester Research study. In a 2007 survey of just over 1,000 IT decision makers, 16 percent said their companies were either […]

Adoption of hosted applications among large companies jumped last year, but many CIOs and IT managers will not consider these software-as-a-service (SAAS) products due to concerns about security, cost and integration, according to a Forrester Research study.

In a 2007 survey of just over 1,000 IT decision makers, 16 percent said their companies were either already using or piloting SAAS products, a 33 percent increase from 2006.

Those who said they were either interested in or planning to pilot hosted applications remained the same at 46 percent, while those who aren't interested dropped from 41 percent to 37 percent, Forrester said in the report, issued Wednesday.

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