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7 Very Entertaining Tech Statistics

b2ap3_thumbnail_you_have_no_idea_400.jpgDo you think you are up to date on your tech jargon? A recent study conducted byVouchercloud.netasked 2,392 adults multiple choice questions about the definitions of common technology terms. The findings suggested that many of the people were not as current as they thought they were. 

The interesting thing about this study is that 61% of the respondents said that, “It’s important to have a good grasp of today’s tech speak.” We agree 100%.Staying current with trends in technology is important if you want to succeed in today’s work place .Unfortunately, based on the results of this study; it looks like there’s still a lot of educating to be done regarding the meanings of even the most basic tech terms!

  • 77% of respondents could not identify what SEO means. SEO stands for “Search-Engine Optimization”
  • 27% identified “gigabyte” as an insect commonly found in South America. A gigabyte is a measurement unit for the storage capacity of an electronic device.
  • 42% said they believed a “motherboard” was “the deck of a cruise ship.” A motherboard is usually a circuit board that holds many of the key components of a computer.
  • 23% thought an “MP3” was a “Star Wars” robot. It is actually an audio file.
  • 18% identified “Blu-ray” as a marine animal. It is a disc format typically used to store high-definition videos.
  • 15% said they believed “software” is comfortable clothing. Software is a general term for computer programs.
  • 12% said “USB” is the acronym for a European country. In fact, USB is a type of connector.

For those of us in the technology field, these statistics provide a good chuckle, but we think that there’s more to this study then just a good laugh. This study can teach us the value of good customer service. At Quikteks, we serve businesses of all sizes that are run by people with diverse technological backgrounds. As technology professionals, it’s easy for us to assume that everyone we talk to knows what we mean when we discuss concepts like “software” and “gigabyte,” but according to the current study, this is not always the case.

When it comes to IT service from Quikteks, we’re invested in our client’s welfare; we know that there is more to a relationship than showing up, fixing what’s broken, and then going home. We see ourselves as your technology partner. Quikteks want to help you learn and understand your technology, enabling your business to derive full benefit from it. Quikteks will work closely with you and take the extra time to explain concepts, helping you to understand what you’re getting into. Regardless of your level of tech knowledge, Quikteks can always help you acquire new skills and sharpen old ones.

To gain an IT partner that will keep you in the know about the latest tech trends, call Quikteks at 973-882-4644.