The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) research shows that by 2022, the increasing popularity of cloud services and Microsoft’s technology ecosystem will generate over 5,600 jobs in Bahrain.
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The adoption of cloud services will create 5,200 jobs, while Microsoft’s technology ecosystem will generate and 400 jobs respectively.
“The report from Microsoft and IDC confirms the long-lasting strength we have rooted to realise the Economic Vision 2030. Cloud computing and Microsoft’s ecosystem of products, services and partner solutions will continue to play a vital role in economic development and creation of jobs in the Kingdom,” said Information and e-Government Authority chief executive Mohamed Ali AlQaed.
IDC also forecasts BD129 million (SG$469 million) in revenues in the same period, owing to the government’s cloud-first strategy and investments in private and hybrid cloud solutions.
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