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 7: Consider The Corporate Culture Attracting experienced employees from other companies is not just a matter of using social networks like LinkedIn and offering more money. Talented people want to know that they'll be working with the latest technologies, that they'll have access to training and that they'll be collaborating with like-minded employees. What's more, they want to work on important insights that help drive the business.
It's easy to see the potential culture clashes at a big data event near you. Hint: The attendees from banks, insurance companies, manufacturers and chemical companies aren't generally wearing hoodies. The stubble-and-T-shirt crowd typically hails from startups, media companies or Internet giants where foosball tables aren't just unused affectations purchased to make a company seem hip. Skills and cultures don't always work well together. Keep that in mind in your quest to hire or be hired.
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?