I just read this great post from the Microsoft BrightSide staff and wanted to share. During these challenging economic times, government agencies have adopted the motto of “doing more with less.” There’s been a lot of discussion recently about solutions that can cut costs and drive efficiency in agencies, but now we are seeing something even better come from these solutions: JOBS.
Employment is a big issue right now for many Americans. The great news is that as government agencies find ways to save, they are also finding ways to grow. A recent Microsoft-sponsored IDC research study found that nearly 1.6 million new public sector jobs will be created globally as a result of cloud computing by the end of 2015.
According to Microsoft, the study found that a little money spent up front investing in cloud solutions can lead to substantial returns down the line. As organizations invest more in innovative IT services, they generate savings that can be invested in the hiring of sales, finance, production and even marketing teams.
One awesome finding that I noticed was that the cloud could create $1.1 trillion in revenue a year by 2015. In fact, according to Microsoft, cloud computing can be save organizations more than outsourcing, while also creating jobs.
What about you?
Is the Cloud Creating Jobs in Your Organization?
Below is a cool infographic created from the study that maps the potential impact of cloud computing. Want to learn more? Check out the Microsoft Bright Side of Government Blog for even more information.
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