Demand for Data Analysts has grown sixfold in the past five years and the forecasts of the World Economic Forum predict that by 2020 companies around the world will have high demand for those professionals. This is unsurprising given that 90% of data collected in our world has been generated in the last two years. How do we make sure the data we are looking at is a valuable asset for our organisations? How do analysts gather direction and focus in an overwhelming deluge of information?
Understanding the mechanics behind analysis, being aware of the skills-sets available to you, and understanding ( sometimes pre-empting) your Institution’s priorities can help you build you analysis shop – whether it be in quality, in output, or from the ground up.