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Why IT professionals are going back to school for big data

From Information Age

"In the past decade, the information technology and engineering fields have transformed dramatically through a torrent of technological advances and innovations.

One area that has seen exponential growth during this time period is in the field of big data, which allows organisations to better store, manage, analyse and share huge quantities of information. However, it’s what they are now able to do with the information that is truly ground breaking.

The rapid surge in applications for big data has created a hiring boom across North America, as new jobs and entire companies surface to fill the void. And it’s not just North America. A slew of corporations around the world have taken on big data projects, and many are seeing an incredible return on that investment.

A recent study revealed that a staggering 89% of senior technology leaders from 19 countries around the world rated big data as being ‘very important’ or ‘extremely important’ to their businesses' digital transformation.”

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NCC Weekly News Update 1 December 2014



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