More jobs to be created by Windows® 7
A study conducted by IDC on October 6 showed that Windows 7 will create more jobs and add up to 25,000 jobs in the US alone.
The study also added that the overall IT growth and the spending will not change much over the next few years and it will remain modest. This is an authenticated statement from the Microsoft-sponsored report that has been carried out by IDC.
The report added that by the end of 2010, there is a tentative target of 177 million copies of the Windows 7 which is scheduled to be "in place" around the world. From this, the US should have around 60 million. The Windows will contribute to the growth rate by including close to $41 billion in the Microsoft ecosystem.
It will not change the spending on IT. Further, as per the analysis of IDC, the U.S will spend around $525.5 billion on hardware, software and services. This spending will increase upto $536 billion by the next year. This is a growth rate of 2%, which is likely to increase upto 2.3 % by 2013.
The IDC prediction, in terms of jobs, stands at about 1.5 % increase with the figures going upto 1.6 % in 2013. These all account for IT related jobs and includes everyone and anyone covered under the IT package. From engineers to retailers, from the people who design the software to the ones who sells the computers.
The growth is not fantastic but there is a slight improvement in IT hiring and the fact that it is 'growing' is a good sign for the recession-hit economy. It will "do its own bit" in restructuring itself back to life. The report ends on that positive note.