- "Cloud computing will potentially generate at least 14 million new jobs across the globe in the next three years".
- "IDC's research also predicts reveneus from cloud innovation could reach $1.1 trillion per year within the next 36 months. The analyst firms estimates that last year alone, IT cloud services helped organizations of all sizes and all vertical sectors around the world generate more than $400 billion in revenue and 1.5 million jobs".
This reiterates that the Cloud is a job generator not a job reducer. There is a continuing demand for expertise and knowledge around the Cloud and Virtualization. The Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) has a Virtualization SIG with leading experts in Virtualization. Just like Client/Server and Middle-Tier platforms created lots of new jobs that did not exist before, Virtualization and the Cloud are doing the same thing. During the Collaborate 12 conference, the IOUG Virtualization SIG will be delivering numerous presentations around virtualization and the cloud. These are some of the key presentations and knowledge transfer anyone in IT needs to be a part of.