Cloud Jobs? What's That?

Cloud Jobs? What's That?

 

In the Boston area, there are many people struggling to find work. Do not look to the sky for those jobs, but rather to a different type of cloud - cloud computing services. Cloud computing is the means of running software programs and storing data in files online rather than on one local hard drive. By doing this, anyone with an Internet connection and the right data to access the information can, from any location. What is even more important about this type of resource is that it is expected to create as many as 20,000 jobs in the Boston area over the next three years.

That information comes from Microsoft Corporation. 20,000 jobs added to the Boston area will be critical to helping the city to rebound and grow. The jobs will come from various companies and in various levels. Most will come on as companies make the move to shift their current systems of computing in a local area to cloud services.

Why are companies willing to make this move? The move could also help many companies to reduce costs in managing data. It will cut thousands of dollars from operational costs for large companies annually. When looking at cloud computing on a grand, countrywide scale, it will likely help to create 1.1 million jobs in North American by 2015. It could help to increase global revenue for companies by an astounding $1.1 trillion. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country added 1.8 million new jobs. For those working in this field or developing skills in it, this could be a powerful move to make.