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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Careers in "Big Data"

I’ve visited this topic before when a big cheese at Google mentioned its emerging importance. Here’s a interview that mentions various ways to play in career terms. Essentially the idea is that vast amounts of data are now being collected every second of the day and night. Not only do we need people who know how to store and manage such large amounts of data, we need people who can analyse it, find trends and patterns in it, present their findings so that others can grasp what they have found and make judgments about actions to take.

This is O’Reilly’s “The Future at Work” series of videos.

PS: The information industry seems to dominate discussions of future trends. What is happening in other industries?

2 comments:

Jewel Ward said...

Thanks for posting this, it is an informative short video.

Bill Bell said...

... and thank you, Jewel, for making us aware of your own blog, "One Byte at a Time".