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6 Strategies for Snagging the Best Data Scientists

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for InformationWeek, “As PCs, networking, and the Internet once did, big data is redefining how companies compete. It’s not just about ones, zeroes, and snapshot reports anymore. It’s about trends, patterns, and correlations that not everyone understands. The shortage of data scientists is well-documented, but there is also…

Vital Big Data Jobs Still Going Unfilled

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by Angela Guess Rick Delgado of Data Center Knowledge recently wrote, “Although Big Data is no longer a foreign concept to businesses they still face significant challenges when implementing it into their organizations. And the problem doesn’t stem from understanding its importance. Rather, it lies in finding the right people for the job. There are…

5 Considerations for Big Data Hiring

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by Angela Guess Laurianne McLaughlin of InformationWeek recently wrote, “Many IT pros say this is just another example of a supposed IT talent shortage. While there’s little dispute that PhD-level data science experts are a small pool, that isn’t the only hiring need. Are companies unwilling to invest in training workers to acquire new skills such…

Big Data Driving Big Salaries

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of Read Write Web recently wrote, “Enterprises may still not know exactly what value they expect to glean from Big Data, but that hasn’t stopped them from spending big money on Big Data skills like Hadoop and NoSQL. According to a 2013 Dice Tech Salary Survey, Hadoop and NoSQL skills, the two mainstays…

New Big Data Professionals Don’t Need CS Degrees

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by Angela Guess Clay Dillow of Fortune recently wrote, “In the U.S. alone, a McKinsey & Company report projects a shortfall of between 140,000 and 190,000 ‘deep analytical’ big data professionals by 2018 — that is, people with highly technical skills in machine learning, statistics, and/or computer science, the actual hands-on big data people that know how…

Big Data Jobs Going Unfilled

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by Angela Guess A new article out of NewsFactor.com reports that the number of Big Data jobs is growing so quickly that there are simply not enough qualified candidates to fill the gap: “Professionals in big data are big deals in today’s largely sluggish U.S. job market. The demand for talent capable of gleaning useful information from…

Big Data Should Look to Africa to Fill Skills Gap

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by Angela Guess Sean McLean of BDLive recently wrote, “Big Data has become big business — but the skills needed to manage, analyse and convert it into meaningful insight are in short supply. Thanks to its emerging technology markets and a fast-growing culture for innovation, Africa is in a unique position to establish itself as…

Lack of Skills Hurting Potential Value of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Camille Tuutti of FCW.com reports, “There are big opportunities in big data, but also big challenges for agencies hoping to get up to speed. In a recent poll of 151 federal IT professionals, MeriTalk found agencies have less than half of the storage, computing and manpower they would need to leverage big data…