NetworkWorld: An international survey conducted for the Cisco Connected World Technology Report found that 30 percent of people consider Internet access to be as important as food, air, water and shelter. Another 50 percent said the Internet isn't quite as important as those things, but it is close.
The survey also found that 81 percent of college graduates with jobs check Facebook at least once a day, while 42 percent check Twitter at least once a day.
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.