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IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

REDMOND, Wash. – March 5, 2012 – Spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015, according to a new study by the analyst firm IDC. The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also found that IT innovation created by cloud computing could produce $1.1 trillion a year in new business revenues.

The cloud is going to have a huge impact on job creation,” says Susan Hauser, Microsoft corporate vice president of the Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group. “It’s a transformative technology that will drive down costs, spur innovation, and open up new jobs and skillsets across the globe.”

One way in which the cloud is helping companies to be more innovative is by freeing up IT managers to work on more mission-critical projects.

We deployed Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune for one of our clients, and the comment we heard from the chief operations officer is that he can actually schedule a meeting with the IT director to talk about strategic applications,” says Carol Reid, sales director for Agile IT, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion Member headquartered in San Diego, Calif. “Whereas before, the IT director was chasing fires and tending to pretty basic plumbing, he now has the bandwidth to pursue truly strategic projects that move the business forward.”

In addition, many businesses are using the cloud to improve how they work with customers and partners.
To accommodate the growing interest in the cloud, Nettles plans to double the size of his workforce this year. “It seems like a threshold has been crossed where customers are no longer asking, ‘Is the cloud right?’ butWhen 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 Aaron Nettles, co-founder and CEO of Vorsite, a Microsoft Tier 3 Cloud Champion Member based in Seattle, Wash. “So it’s really not just about maintaining technology but also about leveraging it to drive revenue for the business.

Among the enterprises making use of the cloud to boost innovation is Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global company that provides safety testing and certification for a wide range of product categories. In recent years, the company has acquired several businesses to broaden the services it offers to customers. Because Office 365 frees the company from adding and maintaining new servers, UL has been able to complete its technology integrations very rapidly. Whether it’s a large acquisition in China or a small one in Australia, UL can now integrate new employees within a few weeks instead of several months.

I didn’t have to staff up with a bunch of contractors or take project managers off other projects,” says Christian Anschuetz, the company’s chief information officer. “And that allowed us to take resources that would otherwise have been needed for our internal integration and focus them instead on growing the business to the benefit of customers. I can’t tell you how much that’s worth.”

At the same time, UL has been leveraging Office 365 to improve the way it works with customers, which demands intense collaboration with numerous stakeholders around the globe. By giving Office 365 to its clients, for example, UL has been able to work side-by-side with them over the Internet to resolve safety testing issues more quickly. To expand these technology offerings to more customers, Anschuetz plans to triple the number of SharePoint engineers. “Are there jobs there? Yes,” he says.

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Source: Microsoft

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One Response to IDC Analyst Firm Predicts: Cloud Computing to Create 14 Million New Jobs by 2015

  1. This prediction is really a big one.  Cloud computing will give hope to many unemployed IT experts and students if 2 years from now its innovation boost underwriters laboratories. 

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