Gartner Inc. says worldwide IT spending will increase 3.8 percent in 2013 to reach $3.7 trillion, and that excitement for big data is leading the way. By 2015, the analyst and market research firm says, 4.4 million jobs will be created to support big data.

The news came from Gartner’s IT Expo being held this week in Orlando in a release and a recorded keynote from Peter Sondergard, Gartner SVP and global head of research. Of the 4.4 million jobs, 1.9 will be in the U.S. and Sondergard added that every big-data related role in the U.S. will create employment for three people outside of IT for a total of 6 million jobs in the U.S.

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