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Encryption as a Service Is a Must-Have for the Cloud The cloud isn't a fad. Businesses that don't make the move are falling behind the competition. According to a recent ComputerWorld study, more than 40% of IT executives said that their organizations will spend more on Software as a Service (SaaS) and a mix of public, private hybrid and community clouds in 2015. Companies of all sizes are increasing spending and transitioning to the cloud due to the slew of bottom-line and competitive benefits including efficiency, cost and, in some cases, security. Smaller organizations often see the cloud as a way to improve security. One reason is because the provider of the hosted services is larger, so it has the financial and staff resources to implement patches and other security updates as soon as vendors release them. By comparison, SMB IT staffs are often overworked, so ... (more)