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 6: Data-Savvy Pros Lead Business Roles BI, analytics and information management professionals are much more likely than their peers in the total survey to have non-IT responsibilities. Among our 660 respondents, 55% of managers and staff say they have previous experience outside of IT. This compares with 50% and 53% for all IT staff and managers, respectively. What's more, BI and information management staff and, in particular, managers have more responsibilities for business areas outside of IT--such as business development, research and development, finance and market/sales--than the average for all IT Salary Survey respondents.
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.