A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
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Trend 10: Data Professionals Embrace The Future Times are changing and yesterday's historical query and reporting skills aren't enough. BI and information management veterans may already command high salaries, but they can boost their salaries and career longevity by embracing and building their familiarity and expertise with next-generation approaches and technologies. Big-data platforms, unstructured information-management techniques, text-analytics technologies and advanced analytics are emerging as keys to the future of business insight. Smart employers and smart employees will embrace the change.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.