Frankfurt, March 11 (IANS/EFE) The CeBIT technology fair, which this year is dedicated to “Shareconomy”, has shown that IT is one of today’s biggest job-growth engines.
CeBIT 2013, which has Poland as its partner country, has focused attention on “this sweeping trend that emphasizes sharing knowledge, resources and experience to create new forms of collaboration”.
This year, 74 Polish companies used CeBIT – which opened March 5 and ended Saturday in the German city of Hanover- as a platform to start operating their businesses on an international scale.
The IT sector is one of the biggest drivers of employment, with the creation of 900,000 new jobs in Germany this year.
The EU commissioner for the digital agenda, Neelie Kroes, and the co-CEO of the German software company SAP, Jim Snabe, presented a new Internet platform to help graduates in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics find work.
This platform was first launched in Spain because of its sky-high unemployment rate among people under 25.
The CeBIT computer fair, attended this year by some 4,100 companies from 70 countries, has presented new IT models for shared use, while debating the security of IT services provided via cloud computing.
However, the number of visitors, according to the organizers’ preliminary estimates, was only about 285,000, or 9 percent fewer than in 2012, and far below the golden years like 2001, when some 8,100 companies and 850,000 visitors came to the fair.