7.19.12

Test Your Cloud Knowledge

BY KATHRYN MCGLAMERY

Do you know your stuff when it comes to "the cloud"? Test your knowledge!

1. What is "the cloud?"

  1. A condensed and visible mass of frozen crystals hanging out in the sky
  2. A virtual platform for signals to pass through
  3. A virtual server where companies can store information, increase their capacity for less money, and access information quickly and anywhere
  4. Creator of rain which ultimately ruins my golf game

2. Where did the name "cloud" come from?

  1. The symbol of a cloud is used to define the abstract meaning of cloud computing
  2. The term cloud represents the air which is essentially where information is stored with cloud computing
  3. Some dude thought it would sound cool
  4. It was a branding tactic to revitalize the cool factor of hosting

3. When did "the cloud" become popular?

  1. 1960
  2. 2006
  3. 2007
  4. 2000

4. When was the idea for the cloud created and who is considered by many to be responsible for this term?

  1. 1960; J.C.R Licklider
  2. 1970; J.C.R Licklider
  3. 2000; John McCarthy
  4. 1999; John McCarthy

5. Who uses "the cloud" the most in a company?

  1. Account Managers
  2. Developers
  3. Sales Force
  4. It Department

6. What are the two biggest concerns revolved around cloud computing?

  1. Reliability; Access
  2. Access; Control
  3. Reliability; Control
  4. Control; Space

7. Is cloud computing here to stay?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Answers: 1: C. 2: A. 3: C. 4: A. 5: D. 6: C. 7: A.

Kathryn McGlamery
written by KATHRYN MCGLAMERY
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