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 9: Data-Driven Jobs Offer Satisfaction, Challenge BI, analytics and information management professionals are somewhat more satisfied and challenged in their careers than the general IT populace. It wasn't a dramatic gap, but then there are lots of other interesting and dynamic fields within IT. On overall satisfaction, 69% of BI and data integration/data warehousing staff are either "very satisfied" or "satisfied," whereas the corresponding figure for all staff is 62% (managers in both camps report the same level of satisfaction).
Asked if they feel they are being intellectually challenged in their jobs, 91% of BI/analytics/information management staff and 93% of managers say they are in fact challenged or somewhat challenged, whereas 87% of all IT staff and 91% of all IT managers feel the same way.
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.