Worldwide IT spending may surpass $3.7 trillion in 2013, creating millions of jobs around the world, according to research firm Gartner. As cloud computing becomes popular, big data is positioned to drive a big portion of the growth of new-generation IT services. The research firm predicts that as many as 4.4 million IT jobs will be created globally to support big data.
“Big data will generate 1.9 million IT jobs in the United States,” said Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president at Gartner and global head of Research. “In addition, every big data-related role in the U.S. will create employment for three people outside of IT, so over the next four years a total of 6 million jobs in the U.S. will be generated by the information economy.”
But there is a challenge. There is not enough talent in the global IT industry.