Data Scientists Are ‘Invaluable’ In IoT, But Channel Partners Struggle To Find The Right Ones

Channel partners are facing a major hurdle when building their Internet of Things businesses. The data scientists who can help understand, interpret and gain insights from the copious amounts of information being collected from IoT devices are in short supply.

As the number of IoT devices continues to grow, the number of data science and analytics job listings is projected to shoot up beyond 490,000 by 2018, but there will be fewer than 200,00 available data scientists to fill these positions, according to a recent McKinsey study. Solution providers tell CRN that they are facing an even bigger scarcity of data scientists specializing in IoT because they require a rare combination of business skills to go along with the requisite knowledge of data collection and analysis and software engineering.

Author: Lindsey O’Donnell


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