Cloud Computing Expected to Create 14 million Jobs by 2015


Rapid worldwide adaptation to cloud services has analysts projecting positive job growth over the next 3 years, all due to the fairly recent explosion of cloud computing. With companies looking to adjust to a staggering global economy by adapting to new technology, there is expected to be an accompanying interest in cloud services that will spur the anticipated job growth. New companies will adopt the cloud into their business models from the start, and more established companies are expected to begin transitioning away from older legacy systems to newer, less expensive cloud offerings.

According to a recent study conducted by Microsoft, IDC expects cloud-computing jobs to be spread evenly across large, medium and small companies. While bigger companies generally have more money to invest, they are more likely to be tied up with legacy agreements that prevent them from implementing major technological changes. Ultimately, small and medium-sized companies will migrate to the cloud quicker.”

The study also highlighted the rapid growth of cloud computing within emerging economies such as China and India. While the United States is constrained by older legacy systems and existing on-premise agreements with traditional erp vendors, China and India are not burdened with the same large, pre-existing IT infrastructure. This is enabling early adoption that will see them leading job growth with almost half of the employment opportunities expected to arise within these two markets alone.

Companies are quickly realizing the benefits of relying on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in order to gain the agility needed to navigate the current business climate. The race to create these expected new jobs will bring with it a level of flexibility and adaptability that businesses are only just now beginning to really experience. In terms of constantly finding new ways to leverage this technology, we’re finding that the sky (or perhaps the cloud?) is the limit.