A recent survey concerning IT trends has found an increasing number of small- and medium-sized businesses have introduced disaster recovery solutions to improve their business operations, InformationWeek reports.

The survey, which included nearly 400 business technology professionals, reported 62 percent of respondents said they had a business continuity and disaster recovery system in place in 2010, up from 55 percent two years ago.

Deploying a disaster recovery solution enables business leaders to work confidently without the added stress of worrying about server malfunctions or data loss. The report indicated the wide adoption of recovery tools stems from the introduction of new cost-effective and efficient technologies, including cloud computing services.

The survey also found a growing number of companies use online backup solutions to safeguard their important files. The cloud service increased by 10 points from 2008 to 2010.

The scalability and cost efficiency of cloud services has fueled worldwide growth for the IT industry. Gartner recently announced the global IT market will grow by 2.9 percent this year, with worldwide SaaS sales expected to reach $8.5 billion by 2011.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19933756-ADNFCR