Do you know what the cloud is?

Do You Know What the Cloud Is?

There is a popular movie trailer in which the lead actor says, “Nobody understands the Cloud!” Well, it seems this is a common issue. Webfusion surveyed 1,000 consumers and only 33.8% percent responded that they understood the term. Talk of the cloud is bandied around the Internet, TV, and a wide range of business communications. Yet, most of us are clueless when it comes to the cloud.

Is lack of knowledge of the cloud an issue? It can be. It’s an example of a gap in knowledge of current technologies that impact our lives. Professionals who are active in today’s workforce would benefit by gaining a basic understanding of established technologies and how they impact how organizations operation, how we communicate, and how we access data on a daily basis.

Take time to get to know current technologies and the associated terms. New technologies enhance the way we perform our daily tasks, improve the way we can communicate and share, and in many cases reduce expenses. InsideTech.com provides a great list of the top ten blogs on technology. Tap into these resources to boost your tech IQ.

By the way, if you are curious, cloud technology involves the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. This enables sharing of resources, software, and information to computers and other devices as a utility over a network. If you are still confused, think of services such as Dropbox, iTunes and Netflix that operate “in the cloud.”

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