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Does Cloud Computing Stimulate IT Hiring?

The growth of interest and deployments of cloud computing isn’t surprising when you consider the need of IT departments to save costs and reduce the real estate and resources needed to grow traditional infrastructure.

Now a new survey details the impact cloud computing projects are having on IT hiring, which turns out to be pretty significant. Commissioned by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), the online survey of more than 2,000 IT decision makers from both small businesses (under 250 users) and enterprises (250 or more) showed that the popularity of cloud computing is prompting 54 percent of IT decision makers nationally to do more hiring.

One difference between small business decision makers and their counterparts in enterprise IT organizations: the survey shows that cloud computing is currently growing more quickly in the enterprise, even though many cloud services for small businesses and individuals are free.

For instance, 48 percent of decision makers in enterprise IT agreed that, in the next year, their organizations need to "shift to cloud-based solutions," the study report said.

In contrast, only 26 percent of small businesses said the same thing.

The groups aren't really at odds, however. Datamation explains why.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Cloud Projects Fueling IT Hiring: Survey