Weird Assumptions About Cloud Computing And How To Solve Them
Cloud computing is a dynamic field. It’s been incorporated and used by many people, companies, non-profit organizations, and so many more. The technology, which allows you to use other people’s applications, is still growing. There have been so many useful things associated with it. Some are good and some bad. Cloud computing, however, remains a progressive tech sphere in 2012.
One interesting thing, and in a way weird about cloud computing, is the association it has with weather. Somehow, people still imagine cloud computing has something to do with the weather. According to a recent survey carried out by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Citrix, 51 percent of non-tech people think cloud computing is related to the weather.
For other people surveyed, cloud computing is associated with smaller things. Drugs and toilet paper were the answers some of the respondents gave when asked what they know about the cloud and its services. A question that one would beg to answer is why the public has so little information about cloud computing, or rather, is it a question of lack of interest in the subject matter? Here are some of the arguments that explain why in 2012 so many people have no idea what cloud computing is.
The first, most obvious reason not so many people understand cloud computing is their lack of knowledge. People are not interested in asking questions about the technology they use. You could blame this on the present education systems around the world, but there is a possibility that people just don’t care about what it is they use.
Another reason why people fail to understand cloud computing is because of the thin information available in the sphere. More commonly, the information provided by the content vendors is either too vague or too technical for the regular person. This means that people rely on television, newspapers, and magazines to find out about cloud computing. Knowing that only hot topics become news stories, and that sometimes these are inaccurate reports, it justifies why people may get a wrong picture about the cloud.
People also have lots of misconceptions about cloud computing because the general slow uptake of the technology by corporations. Compared to technologies like social media that have been embraced rather fast, cloud computing uptake has not been viral. There is a relatively slow uptake of cloud computing because of the traditions that have characterized most corporations. This means that very few people are aware of the interactions, even if they use it.
Overall, there is no single direction you can use to explain why cloud computing is confusing. However, what is needed is more interaction, training, public campaigns, and publishing on the same to get the information out of the door. This will tremendously boost its popularity and skew the knowledge graph.
By Walter Bailey
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