Posted on 07/19/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
Cloud computing terminology is popping up everywhere. Just turn on your television or enter a search query into Google, and you will find yourself inundated by websites, ads and popup videos all touting the business changing benefits that the cloud has to offer.
What’s odd is that despite this storm of information by the media, it seems the concepts behind cloud computing remain to most. In fact, an August 2012 survey by Wakefield Research found that 29% of Americans think that cloud computing involves an actual cloud. Perhaps more alarming is that only 16% of the survey respondents were able to correctly identify that the cloud has something to do with storing, accessing and sharing data.
Posted on 06/25/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
Confusion about cloud computing continues to dominate the landscape. For instance, during a recent Wakefield Research survey, only 16% of the respondents were able to correctly define the cloud. A stat that is made even more alarming when you consider that 29% of the survey respondents thought the cloud was somehow related to weather.
Even if you are not among those 29%, and instead have a working definition of what “cloud computing” means, your definition can still be at complete odds with someone else’s: And the trouble is both of you could be right.
And why is that? The cloud is available in an array of services and platforms. From hybrid to public to private and from SaaS to PaaS to IaaS, providers and buyers are using each of these terms when they describe the cloud.