When we talk about the cloud, or cloud computing, we are not talking about the weather. While your text analysis in Dedoose is stored in the cloud, we promise it won’t get wet if it rains.
For those of you who think, ‘of course it won’t,’ I would like to turn your attention to a recent study conducted by Wakefield Research for Citrix that found that the 51% of Americans believe ‘stormy weather would interfere with their cloud computing.’ When asked ‘what is the cloud’ the majority of people in this study spoke of ‘something relating to the weather.’ And while 54% of people said that they did not use the cloud, it turned out that after explaining what it actually was, 95% actually did use it! So…clearly the cloud is confusing people.
If you would like to learn more about the cloud, check out our full article here!