Despite the staggering variety of music available for listening online,
a national survey of more than 1,000 showed that most Americans favor
classic rock and pop music.
The Wakefield Research survey,
commissioned by Citrix, which also asked about cloud computing literacy
and habits, found that if listeners could access an artist's collection
via the cloud, most would choose legends such as: The Beatles, Rolling
Stones, Pink Floyd and Michael Jackson. But they haven't completely let
go of modern music - Eminem, Maroon 5 and Coldplay also made the Top 10
Top 10 artists mentioned most in the survey include:
1. The Beatles
2. Rolling Stones
3. Michael Jackson
4. Bon Jovi
5. Pink Floyd
6. Bruce Springsteen
8. Maroon 5
9. Led Zeppelin
Other Cloud Survey Fun Facts:
People work from home in the buff? There are many benefits to
cloud computing you might not expect. Respondents said benefits
include the ability to access work information from home in your
"birthday suit" (40 percent) and tanning on the beach and accessing
computing files at the same time (33 percent).
People don't get cloud computing: A majority of Americans (54
percent) claim to never use cloud computing. Twenty-two percent
admitted they pretended to know about the cloud when it came up in
But they still use the cloud: Ninety-five percent of
respondents actually use cloud computing services, according to the
poll, even if they don't realize it. Fifty-eight percent use social
networking sites like Facebook, more than 60 percent shop and bank
online, and 29 percent store photos online; all of these are
Weather Affects Cloud Computing: Most Americans are unsure
about how the cloud works: 51 percent believe stormy weather would
interfere with their cloud computing.
Quote: Kim DeCarlis, vice president of corporate marketing, Citrix:
"Many Americans still do not completely understand what cloud computing
is yet they spend a good portion of their day benefiting from cloud
services, whether it's connecting with friends, downloading music or
working from any location. As Americans continue to learn more about the
cloud it will become an even greater driver of economic growth and
Tag cloud (10):
Citrix, classic rock, cloud computing, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin,
working from home, remote work, Michael Jackson, technology,
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Survey Findings and Images:
The Citrix Cloud Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com)
among 1,006 nationally representative American adults ages 18 and older,
between Aug. 2-7, 2012, using an email invitation and an online survey.
Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of
the U.S. adult population 18 and older.
Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation. The magnitude
of the variation is measurable and is affected by the number of
interviews and the level of the percentages expressing the results. For
the interviews conducted in this particular study, the chances are 95 in
100 that a survey result does not vary, plus or minus, by more than 3.1
percentage points from the result that would be obtained if interviews
had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the
Complete survey results and graphics are available.
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