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Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015 – Study


A new Microsoft-funded IDC study (.pdf file) shows businesses that move to the cloud are freeing up time and money to invest in innovation and job creation. Among the study’s findings:

  • Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015.
  • By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US$1.1 trillion a year.
  • Cloud-related jobs will accrue evenly to businesses with 500 or fewer employees and those with more than 500 employees.
  • More than one-third of cloud-enabled jobs will occur in the communications and media, banking, and discrete manufacturing industries.

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