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BLOG: Data scientists: IT's new rock stars

Colin Neagle | Jan. 6, 2014
These days, just showing up to work as a data scientist will get you attention.

It all makes sense. Data scientists represent the new age of IT, where employees will not only contribute to a company's business goals, but help identify them in the first place.

"This is where you add real business value," he says. "Where an IT person is not just running machines anymore, but fundamentally taking good information and helping the business make true business decisions so that they can adjust the business in real time based on this information. If used well, you'll be able to spot trends and opportunities far faster than you could in the past."

Source: Network World


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