Though most people are using some sort of cloud technology — that is, Internet-based technology, such as listening to music via Pandora — most don’t seem to be aware of it, a survey this week found.

The national survey by Wakefield Research and commissioned by Santa Clara’s Citrix reported that 97 percent were using some sort of cloud technology, but that many of them seem to believe the cloud has something to do with the weather or that fluffy white thing in the sky. Only 16 percent identified it as “a computer network to store, access and share data from Internet-connected devices.”

Certainly the “cloud” has become a popular tech buzzword, particularly as services such as Dropbox and Apple’s iCloud become mainstream and people store more and more of their personal data online. Then again, just how important is it for consumers to know such a geeky term?

Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer