Cloud Computing and the Weather

If the title to this blog entry seems somewhat incongruent to you, you either know a bit about cloud computing or you’re faking it. You read correctly – according to a  2012 Study by Wakefield Research among 1006 Americans, 22% admit that they fake it – pretending to know what the Cloud is. That is double the number of men stating they faked orgasm according to a random-sample telephone poll of 1,501 Americans quoted by Wikipedia.

But what about the weather? According to the same Wakefield Research study: 51% believe the weather can affect cloud computing and 29% said that it has something to do with the weather. Over half of those interviewed (54%) said they rarely use Cloud IT while 95% use it regularly for banking, social media, eCommerce, etc.

Clouds take on many shapes:

Hamlet: “Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, and ‘tis like a camel, indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or like a whale?
Polonius: Very like a whale.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet III / 2


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