The days of physical database storage may soon be a thing of the past. At the very least, the number of businesses and individuals integrating their systems with cloud-based storage services should increase significantly if recent projections of the cloud computing job market are any indication of industry demand trends.
According to InformationWeek, a study by Microsoft and the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated that there will be 14 million new jobs available thanks to cloud computing by 2015. By then, the study estimates that the total cloud industry revenues will have reached $1.1 trillion annually.
"For most organizations, cloud computing should be a no-brainer, given its ability to increase IT innovation and flexibility, lower capital costs, and help generate revenues that are multiples of spending," John Gantz, chief research officer and senior vice president at IDC, said in a statement.
Gantz explained that there's a common misconception that cloud computing will replace a lot of jobs, but the reality is that it just opens up an entirely new field of careers. He said that he believe that the job market expansion will be a worldwide phenomenon for entities of all sizes, because the nature of cloud services allow for usage in businesses and nations both large and small thanks to its accessibility.
Companies that are interested in either integrating their current servers with a remotely hosted data storage and backup system in the cloud should first speak with a telecommunications and technology solutions agency. The professionals from such a consulting service can assess the current systems that a business has in place, and can use their expertise to suggest practical options that work for that specific operation.