What do you do when you apply for a job and realize that you don’t have all the software skills listed on the job posting?
You may decide to stop your job search and get training or certifications in all the software packages listed on the job posting.
But what if these are enterprise software packages costing thousands of dollars to learn, then what?
And what if you are talking about not just one but multiple software packages?
According to projections by IDC (a well-known research firm), the amount of computing, web and digital data will increase fivefold by 2012 as a result of an upsurge in sensor signals, surveillance tapes, social network chatter, public records and more.
The increases in availability and storage of corporate transactional data within the last decade has left companies scrambling for data analysts trained in interpreting or making inferences based on data.
With the help of data analysts, companies can improve the speed and quality of their business decisions, manage risks better, predict the likelihood of favorable or unfavorable outcomes or provide their management team with improved predictive business intelligence.