CBS Butler Limited News: IT sector could be boosted by cloud computing
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Keywords: Cyber security
Author: Deborah Bates
Date Written: 06 March 2012
Title: IT sector could be boosted by cloud computing
A study has suggested that cloud computing will help create 200,000 jobs in the UK for IT experts, PCAdvisor.co.uk reports.
Undertaken by IDC and presented by Microsoft, the study allegedly found that spend on the new technology by UK businesses will help create the employment opportunities.
It is unknown exactly what sort of jobs these will be, but in theory they could range from implementation to cyber security roles; given the complex nature of the technology.
The report, entitled 'Cloud Computing's role in Job Creation', advised that implementing the cloud could change the IT requirements of a company and this the skill sets it requires. IDC's John Gantz - its senior vice-president - also explained why so many companies are becoming more open to cloud computing adoption.
"Enterprises that embrace cloud computing reduce the amount of IT time and budget devoted to legacy systems and routine upgrades, which then increases the time and budget they have for more innovative projects," Gantz revealed.
"When IT innovation happens, business innovation is reached, which then supports job creation," he added.
Microsoft's Susan Hauser agreed, according to Computing.co.uk. She stated that the technology would not only open up new jobs throughout the world, but that it would create entirely new skill sets around the globe too.