Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
March 28, 2012 09:05 AM A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
Trend 8: Colleges Respond To Talent Gap
To find employees who are hip to R statistical programming and MapReduce programming on Hadoop, Ancestry.com tries to recruit employees from the likes of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft, but it's also working with schools that have introduced course work or degree programs in machine learning. Scott Sorensen of Ancestry.com says institutions including Carnegie Mellon, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and the University of California at Berkeley are among many that have stepped up their machine-learning programs.