Businesses of all sizes are now catching on to the power of data analytics. But fancy analytics mean nothing without good quality information to analyze. Let’s look at some of the best ways businesses can collect data for analysis – from the humble survey to machine sensors.
Data science and analytics are some of the top in-demand job categories in the technology industry today. Indeed, demand is higher than supply for these specialists, and many data science master's degree programs have sprouted in the past few years. The online learning curriculum has expanded significantly, too, with offerings from the big MOOC providers (massive open online course) such as Coursera and Udemy, as well as vendors who offer the technologies that enable big data, such as MapR and Confluent, among many others.