CBS Detroit

REDMOND, Wash. — Spending on public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly 14 million jobs worldwide from 2011 to 2015, according to a new study by the analyst firm IDC.

The research, commissioned by Microsoft, also found that IT innovation created by cloud computing could produce $1.1 trillion a year in new business revenue.

The study predicted that 12,500 of those jobs will be in the Detroit region.

The study said, however, that jobs created by cloud computing in Detroit will be a smaller share of the United States total than the region’s work force is of the total U.S. work force. The study said that’s because there are more jobs in retail and utilities and fewer in professional and financial services in Detroit by percentage than the nation as a whole — and professional and financial services will see the most job growth from the cloud.


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