53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
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Big Data Staffing: 40% Have Double-Digit Hiring Ambitions Just how strong is the demand for big data analytics experts? To give you some idea, 40% of 108 respondents to our InformationWeek 2012 State of IT Staffing Survey who cited big data and analytics as one of the top two areas of staffing increase over the next year say personnel will increase by 11% or more during the next two years. And 18% say they'll increase staffing by more than 30%.
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?