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October 3, 2013

How to Close the Big Data Skills Gap by Training Your IT Staff

CIO — It's difficult to talk about big data without also discussing the big data skills gap in nearly the same breath. But is it as bad as it seems?

According to a recent CompTIA survey of 500 U.S. business and IT executives, 50 percent of firms that are ahead of the curve in leveraging data, and 71 percent of firms that are average or lagging in leveraging data, feel that their staff are moderately or significantly deficient in data management and analysis skills.

These firms see real costs associated with a failure to come to grips with their data, from wasted time that could be spent on other areas of their business to internal confusion over priorities, lost sales, lack of agility and more.

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http://www.cio.com/article/740818/How_to_Close_the_Big_Data_Skills_Gap_by_Training_Your_IT_Staff