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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:53 PM

Microsoft study claims cloud computing will create 14 million jobs worldwide by 2015

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401151,00.asp?google_editors_picks=true

Microsoft released a dubious press release today to promote its entry into cloud computing. The company makes the sketchy claim that cloud computing will create 14 million jobs worldwide by 2015. Considering the fact that cloud computing is a consolidation technology that is used to fire IT staffs and centralize their efforts into a larger framework run by someone else, you have to assume at least 28 million jobs will be lost in the process. And that only assumes a two-to-one downsizing ratio. It could be worse.

So, who is Microsoft kidding? Who believes this rubbish?

Let's start with the false premise that, somehow, the ever-so-efficient cloud computing is going to create jobs rather than replace jobs. Does this make any sense to anyone? Cloud computing is like a merger between two companies, only it's a merger between hundreds of corporate IT departments. Whenever a merge happens, the redundancies are eliminated. So what is Microsoft trying to pull here? Is it trying to make itself look like some good-guy job creator?

It gets a little annoying when so-called "job creation" numbers fail to take into account the fact that many jobs are replaced and destroyed. There is no net gain in jobs with cloud computing. Zero. Why would there be? It's a methodology designed to eliminate jobs using the efficiencies of centralized services.

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Reply Microsoft study claims cloud computing will create 14 million jobs worldwide by 2015 (Original post)
steve2470 Mar 2012 OP
Newest Reality Mar 2012 #1
dembotoz Mar 2012 #2
lumberjack_jeff Mar 2012 #3
Lucky Luciano Mar 2012 #4
NightOwwl Mar 2012 #5
provis99 Mar 2012 #6
nanospeck Jul 2012 #7
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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 06:59 PM

1. We are in

a Simulation. Simulations run on hyper-reality, or, if you prefer pure bullshit. Yeah, I know, it is hard to think of bullshit as equating with more real than real, but look at the media.

I've noticed a couple of mentions like this where the job creation is "worldwide". Well, us little folk are more interesting in what is created here, at this stage. If you a thousand jobs were created worldwide, we should expect that, maybe, if we are lucky, a dozen were situated here, in the US.

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:00 PM

2. the cloud is one of those terms that mean everything and nothing

would anticipate that any job the entails something more than a dail up connection could be use to give microsoft credit for another job produced.

the bar ain't set real high

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Mon Mar 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

3. Which part of the world? n/t

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:35 PM

4. If you are in IT, you should be all over Cloud Computing.

Being in technology means never getting stale. You have to be all over what is fresh.

Hadoop is another HUGE fucking technology. Watch for Cloudera...an acquaintance of mine is a founder. Damn 28 year old kid is gonna be a billionaire...not even when you include all his Facebook stock he amassed before starting Cloudera. He has invested in Kaggle.com which is well worth any IT pwrson's time to investigate.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 08:43 PM

5. What's wrong with cloud computing?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Mar 5, 2012, 11:12 PM

6. then again, it might not.

 

Microsoft completely made that figure up. No basis in reality whatsoever.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 04:47 AM

7. There is good job option for cloud computing

I think Microsoft is also right,

“The APEJ ( Asia/Pacific Excluding Japan ) market for cloud computing services will grow by an average 40% per annum rate through 2014 to reach US$4.9 billion” - Chris Morris Director of Cloud Services & Technologies, IDC Asia/Pacific, IBM
I've written more about it at.
- http://topcloudcomputingcompanies.net/

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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:33 AM

8. Spam deleted by Paulie (MIR Team)

 

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