As cloud computing becomes a more widespread phenomenon, Aussies are still confused about what the term actually means.
The tech company surveyed 1000 Aussies, 1000 Brits and 1000 Americans on their knowledge of cloud computing. While 1 in 10 from the UK and America said stormy weather could have an impact on cloud computing, the figure doubled for Australians – with 22% saying they were sure it would have an effect. A further 1 in 5 (20%) said they didn’t know.
Jared Hirst, CEO of Servers Australia said: “A few years ago cloud computing was a relatively new term to us all and few understood what it was all about. Now, however, it plays a pretty big part of our lives. From smartphones to email and, from shopping to social networking – most of us use some form of cloud computing in our day-to-day lives.
“But, although most of us use the cloud, our survey data suggests that many people don’t even realise they’re doing so and that the terminology is still confusing us. Embarrassingly, Aussies seem to be even more clueless than our American and British counterparts – with twice as many locals thinking the weather could gum up the works!
“It’s important that people get to grips with this technology so they can ensure they’re acting safely, responsibly and securely online.”
Though more Australians felt sure that storms could wreak havoc on cloud based computing, Americans showed themselves to be more confused – with almost half (42%) saying they didn’t know. A third of Britons (35%) weren’t too sure either.
The survey of 3000 participants was carried out using Google consumer surveys. Servers Australia wanted to engage with its customers and gauge understanding among its user-base.
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