If the cloud were a country it would have a workforce of 13.8m people (infographic)

2 Aug 2013

A new infographic compiled by accounting software player Sage points out that if the cloud were a country it would have 13.8m workers, a net worth of US$240bn and revenues of US$72bn in about two years.

IDC reckons that 13.8m jobs will be created by the cloud by 2015.

The infographic is full of interesting tidbits such as the fastest growing industries using the cloud between now and 2016 include voice over IP, wind power and e-commerce, according to IBIS World.

According to the World Bank the cloud revenue of the three fastest growing countries between now and 2015 are Mongolia (+13.6pc), Iraq (+12.2pc) and East Timor (+10.6pc).

It quotes research from PricewaterhouseCoopers which claims 72pc of international companies have or are developing some form of cloud services.

According to Cisco 60pc of business workloads globally will be in the cloud by 2016, representing a growth rate of 39pc.

Sage - if the cloud were a country

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years