IDC, an international economic reporting agency says, “Yes.” In a recent study released by the reporting company the growth in total IT employment is expected to grow by more than one percent. While that may not sound like an especially large number, but considering that total IT employment in the United States has a base of more than 10 million, this number is fairly significant. Below are some other interesting findings from IDC’s study:
- For each dollar of Windows Vista-related revenue Microsoft receives in 2007, the IT industry at large will reap more than $18 in revenues.
- Microsoft partners will invest about $10 billion preparing and rolling out their Windows Vista-related products.
- Microsoft partners and others in the IT industry are expected to generate over $70 billion in revenues in 2007 directly tied to Windows Vista.
- In 2008, 80% of Microsoft client operating systems shipped into enterprises will be Windows Vista.