A study recently conducted by Penn Schoen Berland found that San Francisco Bay Area residents are among the most tech-savvy in the United States, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Cloud computing has become an especially popular trend in the region as Bay Area residents frequently enjoy using the latest technology while also appreciate the green implications of cloud computing.

Eighty-one percent of Bay Area residents understand the concept of cloud computing and use it frequently, compared with 65 percent of other U.S. residents. The most popular forms of cloud computing for people in greater San Francisco include the use of SaaS applications and storing computer and smartphone data.

Popular websites that run in the cloud also draw a substantial portion of their use in the U.S. from people in the Bay Area. The study specifically names Facebook, LinkedIn, Gmail, iTunes and Google Docs among others as services used more there than in the rest of the U.S.

The environmentally friendly side of cloud computing has made cloud computing especially popular throughout California. The state government now runs its storage and backup operations in the cloud, meanwhile the city of California now uses Gmail and Google Docs and reported $1 million in total savings in the first year of use.ADNFCR-2553-ID-19804293-ADNFCR