Survey: Americans unfamiliar with cloud computing, fear cyber risks

Thursday - 8/30/2012, 7:11pm EDT

One third of Americans say they avoid cloud computing because of cybersecurity risks, according a survey conducted by Citrix.

But more than half of the respondent say they don't even know what cloud computing is. The survey found a majority of respondents said they think the cloud is actually the "fluffy white thing" that floats around the sky.

Still, about 70 percent of respondents said there's an economic advantage to developing and learning more about the cloud.

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