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Rising Demand for Data Analysis; New Must-Have on CV

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Rising Demand for Data Analysis; New Must-Have on CV

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Byline: Melanie Burgess

NOT only has the advent of big data created new in-demand jobs but it is transforming established jobs and how they are done.

People in almost every industry and level of business will need to be familiar with data and analytics to do their job well, says technology evangelist Alan Eldridge, from data software company Tableau.

"The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, it's data," he says.

"In fact, analysts have identified that the lack of data-skilled talent is one of the biggest challenges for organisations across our region.

"Big data and analytics has applications across verticals like telecommunications, banking, financial services and insurance, government, manufacturing, retail, education and healthcare.

"Many of the issues that businesses are facing today are data-driven, and the right use of big data and analytics platforms can help to turn those issues into opportunities."

More than half (55%) of analytics professionals surveyed by the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia say they are targeting big data analytics as a skill for improvement.

It is the most commonly cited skill, followed by machine learning and artificial intelligence, digital analytics, business leadership, and communication and influencing. …

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