Let the Battle for Data-Skilled Talent Begin

The volume, velocity, and variety of data are growing at a meteoric pace. The IDC predicts that by 2020, the total amount of digital data created worldwide will equal 44 zettabytes. But by 2025, that will rise to 180 zettabytes of data ballooned by the growing number of devices and sensors.

Need a visualization of a zettabyte?In response to the data rush, McKinsey estimates there will be four million data-related job openings in 2018, as well as a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 data scientists. While automation is set to help with or take over much of the mundane work currently taking up much of data scientists’ time, in the future with the rise of real-time enterprises, almost every role will require some data skills.

Author: Tricia Morris


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