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Cloudy Outlook

Cloud computing is increasingly being used to power activities from banking to genome data analysis, but a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for cloud computing company Citrix finds that many Americans don't know what the cloud is, a press release from the company says. When asked what first comes to mind when they think of 'the cloud', most people gave a weather- or actual cloud-related response, while 16 percent mentioned activities related to cloud computing like sharing data using Internet-connected devices. Nearly 60 percent of respondents said that future workplaces will be cloud based, but about half of respondents also "believe stormy weather would interfere with their cloud computing."