Implementation of cloud services will create 14 million jobs internationally by 2014, with the greatest increases occurring in emerging markets, which are not constrained in deploying cloud systems by legacy infrastructure, according to a new study from Microsoft and IDC.
Investments in cloud also still only make up a small percentage of total IT investments. IDC estimated that last year, of the $1.7 trillion that was spent on IT services, only $28 billion was in the cloud.
The study was funded by Microsoft and conducted by IDC. To view a map showing where cloud computing growth could be the hottest, click here, and to view the entire study, click here.
Network World staff writer Brandon Butler covers cloud computing and social media. He can be reached at BButler@nww.com and found on Twitter at @BButlerNWW.