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Survey Says Most Americans Don’t Know The Real Meaning Of “Cloud Computing”

“Cloud Computing” and “Cloud Storage” (in short “Cloud”) is a vast network of computers and servers which preserves information and allows access to those information from any device that has an Internet connection. In other word, the “cloud” allows sharing of files, information, storage space and resources over the Internet. Based on this “Cloud”, Wakefield Research conducted an exceptional survey of 6 days this month. During the survey, more than 1000 US citizens had been asked what is “cloud?” Major US citizens answered that the “cloud” was related to weather.


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Wakefield Research ran a survey called “Citrix Cloud” upon 1,006 American adults (18 or 18+ age) between August 2 to August 7, 2012, using an email invitation and an online survey.. Their purpose was to find out how many people knows the widely used tech buzzword “cloud.” When these Americans had been asked about “cloud”, most of them misunderstood and gave funny answer. Most of the people said that it was related to weather (cloud-rain). Some people answered it as “pillow”, some referred it to “drugs” and some pointed it to “toilet paper”. This survey has revealed some exclusive information.

# 95% respondent think they are not using the “cloud”, but actually they are.
# Every 3 people out of 5 (59%) believe the “workplace of the future” will exist entirely in the cloud.
# Every 1 in 5 Americans (22%) admit that they’ve pretended to know what the cloud is or how it works.
# 14% people have pretended to know what the cloud is during a job interview.
# 17% respondent have pretended to know what the cloud was during a first date.
# 36% people between 18-29 age pretended to know what the cloud is and how it works.
# 18% respondent from 30 and 30+ age pretended to know what the cloud is and how it works.
# 56% people said other people who use cloud computing in their conversation really don’t know what they are talking about.
# 40% believe accessing work information at home in their “birthday suit” would be an advantage
# More than 1/3 agree that the cloud allows them to share information with people they’d rather not be interacting with in person.
# After being provided with the definition of the cloud, 68% Americans recognized its economic benefits.

You’ll find more data in Critix.

Thanks To : Critix

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