Cloud Computing’s Role in Job Creation in Asia [Infographic]


Thanks to cloud computing, doing an IT startup nowadays is way more affordable. And the benefits don’t end there. They are passed on. The more new businesses we have, the more jobs opportunities there are available to the larger population. And the more job opportunities we have, chances are, we’ll have a greater shot at happiness too.

Microsoft released research conducted by IDC that shows exactly this trend. Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs by 2015 globally. Interestingly, the rising superpower nations, Indonesia, China and India, will account for about half of all new cloud-related jobs, adding more than seven million cloud-related jobs by 2015.

In Asia, communications and media are expected to amount for 1.8 million cloud-related jobs by 2015, while banking will hit 1 million. Other parts of APAC, including Australia, Malaysia, Japan, and Korea are expected to enjoy a growth rate as high as 155 percent in cloud-related jobs. Check out the full infographic below:

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