IT Inc to generate 5.8 mn jobs: IDC

By : |October 4, 2009 0

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Information technology will generate 5.8 million new jobs in the coming four years, according to International Data Corporation (IDC) research.
 
The IT industry will be an engine powering economies out of economic doldrums, creating more that 75,000 new businesses in the next four years and adding jobs at a rate of 3 per cent annually, the new research report from IDC said.
 
"Countries that foster innovation and invest in infrastructure, education and skills development for their citizens will have a major competitive advantage in the global marketplace," said Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.

"In this fundamental economic reset, innovative technologies will play a vital role in driving productivity gains and enabling the creation of new local businesses and highly skilled jobs that fuel economic recovery and support sustainable economic growth."

US software colossus Microsoft sponsored the IDC research into the impact of IT in 52 countries that represent 98 per cent of the global IT spending.

                                 

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"IT spending growth is a good sign as we come out of the recession," Microsoft Corporate Affairs communications manager Scott Selby said.

Employment growth in IT related jobs will be three times that of overall job growth in what Selby said is a "good driver of economic growth."

While the world has been in the gripes of a recession, it has also been in the midst of a "technology renaissance" flush with advances in software, devices, and Internet-based services, according to IDC. (AFP)

 

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