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 3: Employers Turn To Outsourcing In another indication of the demand for (and expense of ) BI, analytics and information management talent, our 660 survey respondents in these professions report higher-than-average levels of outsourcing of these jobs. Twenty-five percent say their organizations are outsourcing to firms in the United States and offshore, 17% say their employers are outsourcing to U.S. firms only, and 22% say their outsourcing partners are exclusively offshore. For the 13,880 IT professionals across our entire survey, those figures are 18%, 15% and 18%, respectively.
From big systems-integrators like Accenture and IBM Global Business Services to outsourcing specialists to software and platform vendors like SAS and Teradata, supporting consulting and industry-specific analytics services are likely to play a significant role in filling the analytics and big-data skills gap.
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.