A large majority of organizations (93%) now use at least one cloud-based service, according to a global survey of 340 technology professionals by IT information portal Spiceworks.

The top three most-used cloud services are Web hosting (76%), email hosting (56%) and cloud storage/file-sharing (53%). While only 35% of the organizations are using online backup and recovery in the cloud, this type of cloud service is expected to see the most growth in the next 12 months, with nearly one quarter of the IT professionals considering it for use.

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