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Tag Archives: Big Data

How Long Before Securities Analysts Become Data Scientists?

As US equity markets closed out 2013 at new highs the future of equity research is facing significant change.  With “price targets” being reset for many soaring social, cloud and big data analytics stocks let’s meet the new software analyst.  But first, a little background. Equity research has marginally evolved with investment styles and trading strategies over the past couple of decades.  The days of primary fundamental research, particularly on the sell-side, faded long ago.  Most analysts don’t have the gumption or the time. Shrinking commissions and heightened regulatory scrutiny yield lower returns on investment, continuing a cycle of [...]
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Big Data confusion slows growth of BI and Analytics

Big Data confusion will constrain spending on business intelligence and analytics software to single digit growth for the next two years, according to Gartner. However, the CIO focus on BI looks set to continue and Gartner has mapped out the progress of the proliferation of Big Data, giving key predictions until 2017. Gartner said that the benefits of fact-based decision-making are clear to business managers in a broad range of disciplines, including: marketing, sales, supply chain management, manufacturing, engineering, risk management, finance and HR. Managing vice president, Ian Bertram, said major changes were imminent in the world of BI [...]
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Is The Investment In Big Data Analytics About to Change?

By: Thomas Davenport Those of us who have spent years studying "data-smart" companies believe we've already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD: before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention matched to the topic, we might say that Analytics 1.0 was followed by Analytics 2.0... Some of us now perceive another shift, fundamental and far-reaching enough that we can call it Analytics 3.0. It is a new resolve to apply powerful data-gathering and analysis methods not just to a company's operations but also to [...]
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Can We Find and Train Enough Big Data Experts?

The Big Data era will require different employees and create new jobs. Employees with different skills, different doing jobs that until recently did not exist. Developing and implementing a winning big data strategy requires also hiring big data employees. In this section we will discuss the different big data positions as well as the job descriptions needed to hire the right person for the right job. There are several big data jobs that we will discuss: • Chief Data Officer • Big Data Scientist • Big Data Analyst • Big Data Visualizer • Big Data Manager • Big Data [...]
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