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Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win

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%.

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Tony Kontzer
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re: Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
I'm shocked to come to this story more than 2 months after it posted and see no comments here. This seems to me a valuable and insightful set of tips that can serve as a launch point for a discussion on how to best fill the data science talent gap. And I'm sure readers would be able to add more tips of their own--and maybe even offer counter-evidence questioning the effectiveness of one of the tips listed here. What say you, readers?

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