Friday, 18 May 2012

Study predicts 470k+ jobs for cloud by 2015

A study by Sand Hill Group and SAP American Inc has reported that 80,000 jobs were added between January 2010 and January 2011 at 11 companies where cloud plays a significant part of their business. The study predicts the number to go up 472,000 jobs in the next five years, all over the world.

The report understands that one reason for the surge in demand is because popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter etc. will not survive without the Cloud. Additionally, nearly half a billion people are expected to connect to the cloud from their smartphones and other mobile devices this year.

This demand means that the demand for professionals with cloud-computing skills will also increase now and in the future.