The Data States: The War On Christmas Is Over

Happy Holidays to The Business of Data readers.

It’s a new year and I’m seriously looking forward to delivering the goods in 2015. I am lining up a number of guest authors to kick off 2015. These include more from Barry Devlin and thoughts from folks like John Myers of EMA, Robin BloorBarry Morris and a number of enterprise visionaries.

Because it’s holiday time, I am going to veer somewhat off topic to share some disparate sets of data that should give you pause.

For those of you who celebrate it, Christmas is this week. I happened to come across an unusual and very interesting compilation of data this week specifically about Christmas. The Washington Post carried the results of a survey conducted by The Pew Research Center.

Pew set out to dig up the data on Americans’ views on the validity of the Christmas story. The Post headlined it as “The War on Christmas Is Over. Jesus Won.” There’s a racy headline for you. The survey results are genuinely thought provoking, especially at this time of year. Take a look.

If your interests run more to data on information technology and less to this special time of year, I also offer the results of a survey conducted by my company at Cloud Expo and AWS re:Invent, both held last month. This survey dug up attitudes regarding cloud computing adoption. It was interesting to see that the number one reason for cloud adoption is not cost savings but the ability to scale on demand. Other interesting results can be found here.

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