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 8: Colleges And Universities Respond To The 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.
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.