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Research: Americans like classic rock & working naked

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A new report from Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix, turned up an interesting bit of information about online music in the U.S. – even on the cloud, classic rock rules.

Respondents were asked what they’d like to listen to if all music was available on the cloud. The top named named artists are the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, with Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin and Bruce Springsteen also in the top ten.

Eminem is probably the edgiest artist of the most frequently named artists, with Maroon 5 and Coldplay rounding out the top ten.

In another entertaining glimpse of lifestyles, the report revealed that 40 percent of respondants said the ability to work from home while naked was one advantage of cloud computing. Working while tanning on the beach was another scenario people liked, with 33 percent naming it as a benefit.

Americans don’t yet understand cloud computing, though. A majority – 54 percent – said they never used it, despite 95 percent of them already engage with Facebook, online banking, online photo albums and other cloud-based services. Nearly as many – 51 percent – thought cloud computing could be affected by the weather.

Related links:

Wakefield Research – http://www.wakefieldresearch.com

Citrix – press release

Citrix – Citrix Cloud Survey