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4 hot big data jobs

Yes, data scientists are still very much sought after and that will be true for several years. But this post is about four other types of big data jobs that are now also hot.

IIA report: Companies failing to detect emerging risks due to the loss of internal auditors

The report finds that an alarming number of companies are unable to identify emerging risks ranging from cyberthreats to geopolitical developments, global health threats, and social media due to a shortage of skilled internal auditors.

Patricia Arquette addresses income disparity, Rhiza brings us the data behind it

After Patricia Arquette gave an acceptance speech at the Oscars addressing income disparity, Rhiza decided to focus its Rhiza Ratio project on income disparity between genders nationwide for those making less than $25,000 a year. Here's what their analysis revealed. 

Revving up engineering ahead of National Engineers Week

Check out the seriously cool stuff that electrical and computer engineers have created so far in this infographic by Ohio University's Esteemed Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Data Scientists kvetch about what's holding them back on the job

Yes, data scientists are the sexiest beings on the planet but that doesn't mean they get the superstar treatment they deserve--frustrations are high. Everyone wants big data but they don't understand it, yet they try to manage the data scientists. It would be funny if it weren't so darn destructive. 

Spotlight: Automating positions creates jobs elsewhere

Alarmed at the number of jobs that are (and will be) eliminated by automation? 

Statistics sees rapid growth in undergraduate STEM programs

ASA analysis finds statistics is the fastest-growing undergraduate STEM degree, outpacing all computer-related disciplines.

'Data creatives' take big data to the next level

There's lots of terms for these elusive professionals who possess a unique mix of tech chops, business acumen, cunning intuition, and innovative problem-solving abilities--data artists, data diviners, data creatives. Whichever term you prefer, these are the pros you need to take your big data projects to the next level.

MapR launches free training program, offers certification

If you're looking to get one or more Hadoop certifications, you might want to consider the free, self-service training MapR provides which includes certification testing upon completion of the course.

Next up in big data: decision engineering

"A shift needs to be made from big data technology, infrastructure setting up to enabling managers to engineer better decisions through data. We define this shift as Decision Engineering--the way to take power out of data and use it to make better engineered business decisions is the next big thing in 2015," says Titir Pal, director of products and solutions at Absolutdata Analytics.