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UK retail publication Retail Technology Review conducted a small survey of IT pros on their understanding of cloud computing, and a fair share, 41% to be exact, have no idea what it is. Even of the 59% who claim to know what it is, 29% don’t even know if their organization uses it.

As I mentioned, the survey sample size was small, but it points to the lack of understanding and the need for education that remains. If IT people are still struggling with the concept, I can only imagine this being a bigger issue for everyone else.

In the article, a good concise Youtube video is included that provides a good primer on cloud computing, SaaS and hardware as a service.

Explaining Cloud Computing Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hplXnFUlPmg


Retail Technology Review
Cloud Confusion Amongst IT Professionals
June 1, 2009


The findings of a survey by document management software company, Version One has revealed that 41% of senior IT professionals admit that they “don’t know” what cloud computing is.

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