For a little over a year, the use of big data and analytics has been at the forefront of many initiatives launched by IT Principals. Gathering and processing information in real-time can go a long way toward keeping a business ahead of the competition while also putting it on the cutting edge of the latest consumer trends. It is because of these benefits that many IT departments are in need of hiring skilled big data professionals.
As this blog reported a few months ago, studies have indicated that by 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs will be created that support big data. On top of that, by 2018 the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 190,000 people with “deep analytical talent” and 1.5 million people capable of analyzing data in a way that helps enable business decisions.
According to a recent article from CIO, companies are, and will continue to be, looking for professionals who possess the complex skill sets required to access the full potential of big data.
“There’s no question that the [number one] requirement [for] enterprises that are serious about gaining a competitive advantage using data and analytics is going to be the talent to run that program,” Jack Phillips, the CEO of the International Institute for Analytics research firm, told the news source.
Many businesses, however, do not possess the ability to bring in big data specific talent. Instead, the best course of action can be to partner with a VAR or MSP that can become a reliable resource for analytical needs. VAR Staffing can help these solution providers find the impactful talent that can put them over the top.