Quantitative Analysis Career Outlook

October 5th, 2014

So, do you want to be a quant? That’s the common nickname for a quantitative analyst. And while it may sound silly, the responsibilities and importance of quants in today’s career marketplace are anything but. They’re among the most in-demand and handsomely compensated professionals – and their jobs are far from easy, yet highly challenging […]

Big Data: Challenging Corporate Cultures, Carving Out Job Opportunities

September 4th, 2014

Proper data analysis reveals key consumer trends – and the way you decide to pursue them has a decided impact on your culture. In fact, if Big Data isn’t already affecting your culture, then chances are you aren’t using it correctly. Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT) can help your business achieve a […]

The Growth of Female Professionals in Big Data

July 30th, 2014

Despite a shortage of women in technology – fewer than 8 percent of chief information officers in the U.S. are female – the big data career landscape shows a different evolution. More than 25 percent of chief data officers are women. This step toward gender diversity could be due to the fact that data science […]

Three Common Obstacles When Recruiting Big Data Talent – And How to Avoid Them

May 15th, 2014

Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created worldwide. As noted recently by the McKinsey Global Institute, the U.S. alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to effectively apply big data, by 2018. Demand is predicted […]