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Job Market Explodes for Quantitative Students

May 22, 2014 by Linda Burtch

Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University.

With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University - and friend of Burtch Works - about the job market for statistics majors, the beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs. R.[read more]

SAP Big Data Chat: The Data Scientist [VIDEO]

January 8, 2014 by Timo Elliott

David Ginsberg, chief data scientist.

The hour-long discussion covered different topics about data science and data scientists, including questions from the audience: What is a data scientist and what do they do? Why now? What kinds of business challenges does Data Science address? Example use cases? What kinds of skills are needed?[read more]

Transforming HR Recruitment Practices with Big Data

December 17, 2013 by Mithun Sridharan

Big Data for HR

Staffing the right candidate for a job opening is a daunting task. Through Big Data analytics and social media data, your HR department could use a data-driven approach in recruitment practises and identify the right candidates in the shortest possible time.[read more]

Will 2014 Bring the Death of the IT Manager?

December 14, 2013 by Danny Walker
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IT Manager in 2014?

Computer Weekly predicts that IT departments will shrink by as much as 75% over the next five years as cloud accelerates, while Gartner predicts that by 2017, the chief marketing officer will spend more on software than the chief information officer. So does this mean the death of the IT manager in 2014?[read more]

BlackBerry Brand Re-Boots CEO

November 6, 2013 by Robert Passikoff

blackberry change

After months of looking for a buyer, BlackBerry has given up plans to sell and has indicated their intent to raise one billion dollars to use for re-booting their brand. They’re just plain booting Thorsten Heins, current CEO, and replacing him with John Chen, former Sybase CEO.[read more]

A Reality Gap Exists with Big Data Initiatives [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2013 by Mark van Rijmenam

A new study by TEK Systems, the latest in a large range of big data studies this year, reveals that there exists a reality gap with big data initiatives. The study surveyed 3,500 IT leaders and IT professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of the current state of big data initiatives.[read more]

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Big Data Warning: There Will Be Many Job Casualties!

October 22, 2013 by Bernard Marr
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Most will agree that big data is going to change the world, but what will be the impact of big data on the job market? How safe is your job? This post looks at what jobs are at risk when you combine big data analytics with robotics and artificial intelligence. You might be surprised about the revelations.[read more]

The Biggest Threat to Cyber Security and What to Do About It

October 8, 2013 by Jon Smith

Tech leaders have long been telling anybody who will listen that the biggest cyber security threat they face is not state-sponsored, geopolitical or clandestine. It is in fact much closer to home. Accordingly, 53 per cent of senior company executives said the main risk to corporate data and computer systems is from their own employees. A case of human error, carelessness or ignorance? In some cases it’s a combination of all three.[read more]

Get Rid of Tech Jargon and Start Telling Stories

October 4, 2013 by Daniel Casarin

Service providers tend to have the technical expertise in-house but it’s the front end, customer acquisition that is often the weakest link. Part of the reason is that IT services are complex to explain. The services are mostly intangible, not easily articulated and require a large degree of trust.[read more]

Results of Survey of Statisticians

September 13, 2013 by David Smith

During the 2013 JSM (Joint Statistics Meetings) Conference in Montreal, Revolution Analytics conducted a survey of attendees from August 5 to August 8. The 865 respondents gave their opinions on the privacy and ethics related to data collection, and on their familiarity with statistical software used for the analysis of such data.[read more]

Quants vs. "Accidental Analysts"

September 10, 2013 by Ted Cuzzillo

“The quants are already somewhat of a community, with the velvet rope and bouncer and all that crap,” he says. “I want the neighborhood bar," says Dave Wells. That “neighborhood bar” amounts to about 90% of all meetup attendees, he says. They analyze data just because they have to. Among this group skills vary widely. Mostly, their analysis is good enough.[read more]

The Data Scientist Team

August 30, 2013 by Evan Levy

Most companies today have institutionalized data analysis; there are multiple data warehouses, lots of dashboards, and even a query support desk. And while there’s a big difference between desktop reporting and processing social media feedback, much of the “behind the scenes” data management and data integration work is the same.[read more]

Why Are There No Jobs for Hadoop in the Federal Government?

August 15, 2013 by Daniel Castro

Hadoop has been the industry standard for scalable data processing applications for several years, so why does a search for “Hadoop” on USAJOBS.gov return zero results? One reason could be that given the current budget environment, hiring for IT projects might be suspended. The budget is certainly a factor, although it cannot be the only one as jobs for SQL, Java, and even COBOL developers can still be found.[read more]

Marketing Analytics Jobs Jump

August 8, 2013 by Daniel Kehrer

Since “big data” is such an over-used and overly-general term, organizations are starting to fine tune their recruiting strategies to search for more specific skill sets underneath the big data umbrella. A few examples would be data visualization, data security and data science.[read more]

Demand for R Jobs on the Rise, While SAS Jobs Decline

August 7, 2013 by David Smith

Job-tracking site indeed.com shows the rate at which certain terms appear in job advertisements. As you can see from the chart below, demand for R language skills is on the rise, while the number of SAS-related job postings peaked in late 2010 and has been declining steadily since early 2012.[read more]