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How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
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khutchinson020
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khutchinson020,
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1/11/2013 | 4:54:57 PM
re: How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
Another option for training is EMC's Data Science & Big Data Analytics course, a self paced Video ILT. The course includes six modules with self-assessments on Introduction to Big Data Analytics, Data Analytics Lifecycle, Review of Basic Data Analytic Methods Using R, Advanced Analytics G«Ű Theory And Methods, Advanced Analytics - Technologies and Tools, The Endgame, or Putting it All Together. This training is available from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/P4DjX7

Kate Hutchinson
EMC Education Services

cbabcock
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cbabcock,
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1/11/2013 | 12:25:46 AM
re: How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
Companies can't have too many people trained in big data handling and analysis. Many different parts of the company will need to use it, including the IT staff, which if we're not careful, will end up in the position of the cobbler's children -- so busy supplying big data that it doesn't get to use it.. Charlie Babcock, InformationWeek
Heather Vallis
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Heather Vallis,
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1/9/2013 | 9:14:38 PM
re: How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
According to our 2012 Big Data and Analytics Staffing Survey, even though 81% of those citing big data/analytics as one of the top two areas of growth over the next year say they already employ people with skills specific to this area, 40% predict they'll increase staff by 11% or more over the next two years; of that, 18% foresee an increase of greater than 30%. This, coupled with companies relying on some degree of retraining to meet their needs, spells opportunity for qualified, internal staff to move into a new, and in-demand, role.

Heather Vallis
Managing Editor, Research
InformationWeek
Eddie R.
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Eddie R.,
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1/9/2013 | 7:58:06 PM
re: How To Fill Big Data Talent Gaps Fast
It's interesting to see this panic for new talent when there's actually quite a lot of talent out there already familiar with and working with Big Data. I agree a lot of the gap can be filled with training/retraining programs, and the availability of online courses like Cloudera will certainly help.

In college, I remember a professor sharing a quote: G«£We are currently preparing students for jobs that donG«÷t yet exist,using technologies that havenG«÷t been invented, in order to solve problems we donG«÷t even know are problems yet.G«•


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