eWeek: A new survey conducted by Citrix reveals that most people don't know what cloud computing is. Only 16 percent correctly responded that cloud computing is a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices. Other answers included an actual cloud, the sky, something related to the weather, toilet paper, pillow, smoke, outer space, cyber-space, mysterious network, unreliable, security, sadness, relaxed, overused, oh goody a hacker’s dream, storage, movies, money, memory, backup, joy, innovation, drugs, heaven and a place to meet.
Other interesting findings from the survey include the following:
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