With the growth of digital in India, the importance of data is becoming crucial. Though Indian SMEs have realized this fact their preparations to handle the data or ability to manage the data still remains a grey area. However, this factor among SMEs at a global level also seems on a nascent stage when it comes to SMEs. Majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the globe find it difficult to backing up and recovering data suggests a new report conducted by Barracuda Networks.
Backup is getting more complex and 57 per cent of respondents are responsible for backing up more than two sites and 35 per cent are using multiple Cloud services, said the report from US-based cyber security solutions firm Barracuda Networks.
Barracuda surveyed more than 1,000 IT professionals, business executives and backup administrators worldwide to find out about their data protection strategies.
“IT may be underestimating the need to protect the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data in their subscription apps. Only 16 per cent reported backing up SaaS data,” the report added.
Using Cloud as a secondary backup location is on the rise. Nearly two-third of the respondents said they are replicating backup data to the cloud.
“While more IT professionals are embracing ways the Cloud can support data protection, such as replicating backup data to the Cloud, many are making dangerous assumptions about SaaS and Cloud data that are putting organisations at risk,” said Chris King, Director, Product Management, Data Protection at Barracuda Networks.