Nearly 14 Million New Jobs by 2015: The Cloud Has a Silver Lining in a Stormy Economy - Forbes Three trends are behind the job boom: •Mobility: Apps have found a home in the cloud. With tablet sales going strong and speculation that TV apps will become available in the not-so distant future, the need for cloud services will only increase. •Social Networking: Social networks, too, are proud cloud residents. Now that social networking has gone mainstream, look for more companies to connect employees and customers on popular sites or on social networks of their own. •Big Data: Currently users worldwide store about 329 exabytes of personal data – photos, videos and yes, even old-fashioned text. That number will balloon to 4.1 zettabytes in less than five years and a third of it will be stored in the cloud. Big Data, the business of storing, securing and making sense of digital information in its myriad forms is expected to balloon in size and become a $40 billion business in just three years.