by Angela Guess
Aaron Zornes of Information Management has written an article regarding how the career path of MDM professionals is being changed by Data Governance and Big Data. He writes, “Now is the time that ‘type A’ IT professionals are plotting out their next career moves. MDM and data governance remain hot career areas during 2012, but what about the next 12 to 18 months? Many IT pros have been trained in the major MDM solutions, and some already have a year or more project experience. If you stake your two-to-three-year career plan to a specific MDM platform you should do fine. However, if you spice your resume up via reference data management, cloud-enablement and integration, and big data analytics (particularly for social CRM/MDM data), you may have enhanced your compensation potential by 30 percent or more.
He continues, “However, you will also be a ‘data integration pioneer,’ and we all know that pioneers are risk-takers and often suffer. But you can still be a ‘fast follower’ IT pro by monitoring such MDM-related areas and adding them to your skills portfolio – rather than risking your near term sanity and job prospects exclusively in such new areas!”