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Gartner has predicated a relatively flat growth forecast in the IT sector over the next year. However that prediction doesn’t apply to one sector of IT, the big data labor market. The big data labor market has been predicted to grow exponentially between now and 2015, creating some 4.4 million IT jobs worldwide, with 1.9 million in the US.

Not only does Gartner expect big data to create 4.4 million IT jobs, but big data is also expected to create 3 jobs outside of the IT industry for every 1 job that is created within IT. This could mean that big data will create almost 6 million jobs inside the US.

Do you believe this article is ripe, and that new jobs are on their way because of big data? Or is this article hype and big data won’t bring in new jobs?

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