Wednesday, August 29, 2012

If it rains, does Amazon Web Services flood? Lots of people think so

According to a recent survey, many people are confusing the clouds in real life with The Cloud. The survey sponsor, Citrix, points out that the good news is that even those that don’t know exactly what the cloud is recognize the economic benefits.

One in five Americans (22 percent) admit that they’ve pretended to know what the cloud is or how it works -- so keep that in mind when hiring Architects to design for your organization.

When asked what “the cloud” is, a majority responded it’s either an actual cloud (specifically, a “fluffy white thing”), the sky or something related to the weather (29 percent).

Only 16 percent said they think of a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices when thinking about "the cloud."

“This survey clearly shows that the cloud phenomenon is taking root in our mainstream culture, yet there is still a wide gap between the perceptions and realities of cloud computing,” said Kim DeCarlis, vice president of corporate marketing at Citrix. “While significant market changes like this take time, the transition from the PC era to the cloud era is happening at a remarkable pace. The most important takeaway from this survey is that the cloud is viewed favorably by the majority of Americans, and when people learn more about the cloud they understand it can vastly improve the balance between their work and personal lives.”

- Posted by Tom/Bluedog

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