By Vincent Capasso
According to a new report 14 Million new global Cloud Computing jobs will be created by 2015. Where will all of these cloud jobs come from and who is making the investment decisions behind them?
CIOs are globally indicating that cloud computing is a top priority for their newly emerging roles not just as the top IT person, but also as the chief innovation officer.
As we recently reported, cloud based traffic is in the ZettaByte range. This is driven by the fact that most organizations today are not looking to the cloud as a method of cost management, but rather for the capability to take their business in new directions, and at a faster rate.
According to the Microsoft report, this global business push to switch to cloud computing will create 14 million global jobs by 2015. 7 million of those cloud based jobs will be located in China and India. North America will account for less than a half million of those new jobs.
According to Susan Hauser, a VP at Microsoft, Microsoft recently commissioned the study on Cloud Computing and the related Worldwide Job Creation from IDC. The results of the study demonstrated that cloud computing will create worldwide job growth equally in both small and large businesses.
The research results is good news for cloud computing companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon and others.
The biggest issue from the study shows the US is expected to see the smallest job growth from cloud computing than any other country in the world.
The highest percentage of job growth is expected to be in Mexico and South America. Mexico is expected to have cloud related job growth of 382% with Colombia’s growth at 389%, Brazil with 386%, Chile with 376% and Argentina with 368%. Canada is expected to have cloud computing job growth of 96% and the United States will see cloud job growth of approximately 66%.
Europe and Asia can anticipate between 103% to 168% cloud based job growth.
Legacy drag, security, and regulation seem to be factors that are expected to slow down adoption of cloud computing in some industries such as banking, government, and the healthcare industry.
The fastest going vertical industry segment will be communications and media. This is because that segment is already one of the biggest purchasers of private cloud storage for its customers.
For IT personnel, the shift to cloud computing will require different skill sets but ultimately should be a lot more challenging and innovative. IT workers will be expected to provide more input into the strategic use and innovation of technology within the company and organization.
The Promise of Cloud Computing
When you think about the rate of technology innovation every once in a while you come across one like cloud computing that you believe will fundamentally change the way we operate our businesses as well as change the way companies spend their money and invest in IT solutions.
Cloud Computing has the ability to actually change the way the tech industry itself is shaped as Cloud has changed the computer pricing model. An organization can potentially buy capacity as I needed it and pay for it as OpEx instead of CapEx. That has the effect of enabling innovation because you can build an app very quickly and deploy it even quicker.
This is a big part of the change that cloud brings to the computing world.
When viewed on a global basis, the US while a very innovative country when it comes to technology, is not going to benefit as much from cloud computing growth as the rest of the world. This is mostly because the United States is already heavily invested in cloud computing and its resulting innovations that there isn’t as much room for growth.
Hopefully this is not a real issue in the future as United States may create and lead the next big technology innovations.
Published by myITview.com
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