Posted by Colette Stallbaumer
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

An interesting new study from analyst firm IDC found that spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015. The Microsoft-commissioned study also found that IT innovation created by cloud computing could produce $1.1 trillion a year in new business revenues. This is a further demonstration of how the efficiencies and benefits gained from the cloud will free up resources so that companies can focus on growth and hire new employees in roles such as sales, finance, production and marketing. This infographic breaks down job creation by country. The Open in the Cloud section of our website offers more on how the combination of Microsoft and open source tools are enabling some of the innovation leading to this growth. How have you helped build your business using the cloud?