Cloud Computing to Create Nearly Four Million Jobs a Year
Analyst firm IDC has just published a study which shows that as cloud adoption across businesses increases increased IT spending is creating more jobs to the tune of almost four million a year.
Cloud-based technologies are a critical step forward for companies. The Cloud allows them to bring full interaction with their customers in a cloud-based environment that has two immediate effects: First, it speeds up communication and makes business faster within a given time frame, this enables more business to be carried out than was possible before without overloading systems. Second it frees up manpower in management and IT and lifts loads off infrastructures. This allows those in charge who, in the past would have been busy dealing with problems, to now focus on strategic planning and further growth.
Case in point quoted in the study, Vorsite, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion Member based in Seattle, Washington, is planning to double its workforce this year: “It seems like a threshold has been crossed where customers are no longer asking, ‘Is the cloud right?’ but ‘When can we get it deployed?’” “One of the trends we’re seeing is that companies are using cloud-based collaboration software not just for their internal employees, but to engage and share information with partners and vendors,” says its CEO.
The move to the Cloud is happening across consumer fronts as well. Google’s move to unify its entertainment services, serving eBooks, music and movies and take them into a Cloud-based environment which makes everything automatically available to those who access it, irrespective of device has found many proponents. For a start there is no synching, no wires and instant access from, let’s say a desktop to a tablet to an Android smartphone.Continued on the next page