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Can Cloud Computing Really Create 14 Million Jobs By 2015?

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Cloud Computing JobsIT industry professionals and the media are buzzing about cloud computing news.  Early predictions are in, and computer industry insiders estimate 14 million jobs will be created by 2015.  cloud computing is considered the latest IT trend, and some say it will become a trillion dollar industry.

While the general public still doesn't know a lot about the latest trends in technology, cloud solutions providers have a very bright future.  Outside of the IT world, the general public is just becoming more knowledgable about the latest in IT solutions.  Still, cloud computing rakes in billions of dollars per year and the expected revenue is mounting.

Initially, there were some concerns about cloud computing.  Some believed the advanced technology would eliminate jobs and the loss of IT workloads would happen at a rapid pace.  As more information has become available, the widespread panic has ended.  Traditional support jobs won't be lost.  In fact, more job opportunities will exist, but IT employees may have a different focus with innovative developments and vast improvements within the computer industry.

How Will 14 Million Jobs Be Created By 2015? 

It's simple.  There's a growing demand and consumers, once they're educated on the advantages of cloud computing, will be eager to make changes to their organizational structures.  More importantly, business owners will be anxious to align their businesses with companies offering cloud computing services.

What is the Hype All About?

For starters, businesses will save millions of dollars by switching to cloud computing which functions as an on-demand IT support system.

Numerous advantages have been realized, but below you'll find a list of five reasons cloud computing has been or will be implemented into a company's infrastructure. 

  1. Business owners and CFOs of large corporations are discovering they can have the same computer services provided for less upfront cash if they lease IT resources.  This is advantageous to new businesses and established companies because business assets are better protected when a company isn't required to invest a large portion of their expendable cash in computer support.

  2. Rather than rely on a limited number of internal IT staff for advice and service, businesses are assured of ongoing support and the latest offerings in computer technology.

  3. With cloud computing, consumers won't need to worry about reliability.  In the event of a natural disaster or other system failures, data is retrieved without major consequence.  Best of all performance is monitored and security is often much better than older or more traditional internal systems.

  4. Cloud computing options allow businesses to try or test certain applications and functions without investing a lot of capital.

  5. Users can store files and software remotely rather than keeping them on a hard drive.  Through what is known as a 'private' cloud, companies are able to allow appointed users adequate access.  Since the installation of applications isn't necessary, users are able to access what they need from any computer.


More jobs will be created because consumers will become more educated about cloud computing.  They'll begin to make the switch and change how they do business by maintaining a cost-effective, virtual workspace.  Cloud computing offers an innovative approach to doing business and once the awareness gains momentum, the business revenue potential will climb; some believe it will exceed over a trillion dollars in a few years.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Outsourced IT, Business Development

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