Technical skills and programming languages come and go, usually replaced by the next big thing. But communication skills never go out of style, especially in terms of analytics success.
It’s time to look at the worth analytics can bring through a broader and more significant lens of improving societal value, and not just shareholder profits.
With the rise of peer-to-peer sharing, it also makes sense that cloud computing—which is compute and storage “resource pooling” and renting—would also gain traction. But just as there are risks in sharing property and other assets, there are also risks in sharing cloud computing infrastructures.
IT leaders often express dismay at the process involved in not only forecasting for CAPEX needs, but then stepping through arduous internal CAPEX budget approvals. What’s all the fuss with CAPEX, and why is it so difficult to obtain?
In a world where computer programs are responsible for wild market swings, advertising fraud and more, it is incumbent upon society to develop rules and possibly laws to keep algorithms—and programmers who write them—from behaving badly.
Technical skills yes, but the ability to communicate, relate and navigate throughout an organization—so called “softer skills”—are especially needed to propagate analysis and communicate the impact of data-driven decision-making.
Capturing a mountain of multi-structured data (currently 10 petabytes and growing) is an admirable feat, however the real magic lies in Internet Archive’s multi-century vision of making sure the world’s best and most useful knowledge is preserved.