A report recently released by Gartner shows that 95 percent of organizations currently using SaaS applications plan to move further into the cloud or maintain the same usage level. The companies cited the flexibility of SaaS programs and growing operation costs of on-site IT resources for their plans.

Moving to SaaS is still largely unregulated at most companies. The survey shows that 39 percent have developed plans for their move that they have expressed to their workers. While cloud computing experts believe that most should do this, the numbers indicate just a 1 percent growth from the same survey conducted at the end of 2008.

Of the companies planning to outsource more IT to the cloud, 19 percent answered that they will make significant advances to the cloud.

"SaaS applications clearly are no longer seen as a new deployment model by our survey base, with almost half of those surveyed affirming use of SaaS applications in their business for more than three years" said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner.

Customer relationship management software is an especially popular form of SaaS applications. Access Markets International Partners recently reported that SaaS CRM solutions will grow by 16 percent in 2010 while on-site CRM sales will remain stagnant. ADNFCR-2553-ID-19753356-ADNFCR