ERIC Number: EJ1006567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Training Next-Gen Data Superheroes
Waters, John K.
Campus Technology, v26 n6 p11-16 Feb 2013
The latest data alert: By 2020, the amount of data generated daily will reach 40 zettabytes, or roughly 5,247 gigabytes for every person on earth. That's one of the findings in a new report published by IT industry analysts at IDC. The study casts doubt on the ability to capture the value of all this data, especially since schools barely tapped their existing stores of data. According to Jeremy Burton at EMC, as the volume and complexity of data barraging businesses from all angles increase, IT organizations have a choice. They can either succumb to information-overload paralysis or they can take steps to harness tremendous potential teeming within all of those data streams. That's sound advice as far as it goes, but many organizations are failing to tap this rich resource because there simply aren't enough IT pros capable of doing it. Given that the lack of Big Data skills is being felt, schools are partnering with companies to produce graduates who can help them with growing data challenges.
Descriptors: Information Management, Data, Data Collection, Data Processing, Human Factors Engineering, Performance Technology, Educational Needs, Skilled Occupations, Skilled Workers, Technological Advancement, Partnerships in Education
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Education Level: Higher Education
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