Study: Most U.S. consumers don't fully understand the cloud

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Study: Most U.S. consumers don’t fully understand the cloud.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/2Sgovi.jpg[/newsimage]Companies are energized about the cloud. But are consumers? A new study from market research company The NPD Group revealed many folks are still baffled by the concept - even when they use it regularly.


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Geez some people are dumb, everyone knows cloud computing is when the airline allows you to use your laptop in flight.


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[QUOTE=rontheripper;2599655]Geez some people are dumb, everyone knows cloud computing is when the airline allows you to use your laptop in flight.[/QUOTE]
lol! nice


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Cloud=Server based apps it’s simple how hard is it for them to sell it like that. Cloud is a fancy named they created that has no real meaning no wonder people don’t get it? Cloud computing is a fancy marketing name to make money not really server the public in general. Maybe when they really tell the users that it’s server based apps that you access remotely then that might help users understand more about it. But basically Cloud computing is a hyped up fancy name for the simple server based computing. If it was really cloud computing as they claim I should be able to turn on my desktop and or laptop and be up and running on the internet but no that isn’t the case you have to either log into the local server or have paid internet access to even begin to get to the internet. So until that is allowed Cloud computing nomenclature is dead in the water.


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And many of those that have data they consider critical and understand the cloud want NOTHING to do with it.

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Cloud may be new, but the server end computing bit is not.

Anyone remember dumb terminals? Well, cloud computing is just a modern invention of it with a friendly sounding name, only now it’s GUI based. :slight_smile:

Since not all clouds are blissful, maybe it’s time to give the other clouds a computing equivalent, such as call a botnet a thunderstorm, spam delivery a shower, distributed denial of service attack a tornado, lightning a technical fault and a clear sky as a cloud server outage. :slight_smile:


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Ha! Perfect comparisons Sean!


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[QUOTE=AllanDeGroot;2599715]And many of those that have data they consider critical and understand the cloud want NOTHING to do with it.

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Not only that but when you have no Cloud connections and all your important power point is on the Cloud I can guarantee your clients won’t be to enthusiastic about it. Cloud is only worth it’s weight on the paper if there is a connection otherwise anyone that knows what it means when your laptop says no Internet connection will understand what that means. -----DownTime=lost revenues. Storing all your data on Cloud is not the smartest or wisest way to keep your business afloat.


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[QUOTE=coolcolors;2599754]Not only that but when you have no Cloud connections and all your important power point is on the Cloud I can guarantee your clients won’t be to enthusiastic about it. Cloud is only worth it’s weight on the paper if there is a connection otherwise anyone that knows what it means when your laptop says no Internet connection will understand what that means. -----DownTime=lost revenues. Storing all your data on Cloud is not the smartest or wisest way to keep your business afloat.[/QUOTE]

You’d be surprised how badly cloud vendors answer that question…
The usual answer is: the internet connection we’re providing you is very reliable.

Lolol. Give me percentages dammit… I want 99.9999999999 % uptime minimum.
And on that, the difference had better be xmas day.


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Most U.S. consumers can’t grasp that 28% intrest on Credit Cards is a bad idea. As for understanding the “Cloud”, good luck.


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Even if most of us did understand it we do not want it.

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.[1]


#13

It’s an opportunity for interested parties to access consumers to creative works, learn their interests & purchasing habits, force consumers into particular vendors products, and a perfect opportunity to erode practically every right to freedom that an individual currently enjoys.

With great power comes great abuses … that’s human nature.

Cloud computing is the last assault on individuals privacy, individuality & dignity, and Apple idiots will be embracing it with open arms.

Oxygen is too good for some people.