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Cloud Computing is Not Affected by the Weather
In a recent survey by Citrix, 95 percent of respondents said they did not use cloud computing. Another 29 percent believed “the cloud” has something to do with the weather, and that a storm could actually cause problems for users.
Oh boy. How do we tackle this one?
The fact is, if you’re using Facebook or Twitter, you’re using the cloud. If you bank online? You’re using the cloud. Online games? The cloud. Online photo storage? Also the cloud. Online shopping? Cloud.
Yet nearly a third of the survey respondents consider cloud computing “a thing of the future.” In reality, it’s a thing of the present — people just don’t yet fully understand how much it encompasses everything we do online.
And this probably helps to explain, 1) Why more businesses haven’t moved to the cloud for their data backup and recovery, and 2) Why more and more companies are beginning to offer cloud-based backup and recovery services in anticipation of the proverbial light going on in the minds of enterprise-level decision-makers.
But it remains to see just how quickly this kind of adoption will actually take place. According to the Citrix survey, only 16% said (correctly) that the cloud is “a computer network to store, access, and share data from Internet-connected devices.”
A fair number of people (40%, to be exact) were close, however, when they listed the greatest potential benefit of cloud-based computing as “accessing work information at home in their ‘birthday suit.’”
This would probably be true, assuming it wasn’t a stormy day.
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