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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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Tip 6: Seek Prospects Who Are Data Literate, Business Savvy
The new analytics degree program at Louisiana State University (LSU) combines the computer science topics of data management and business intelligence with training in statistics, predictive analytics and operations research. There's also a focus on applied training in areas such as fraud detection, risk management, text mining and process improvement.

"Employers are looking for people who understand the business side but who also have an understanding of what IT and statistics can do to solve business problems," says LSU's Helmut Schneider, who helped set up LSU's analytics curriculum.

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Tony Kontzer
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1/23/2013 | 8:26:14 PM
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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