The global phenomenon of big data could create 4.4 million IT jobs worldwide by 2015, of which 1.9 million will be in the United States, according to Peter Sondergaard, Gartner’s senior vice president and global head of research. As Sondergaard explained, every big data-related position in the U.S. will create jobs for three people outside of IT, so over the next four years a total of 6 million jobs in the U.S. will be generated by the information economy.
However, on the other hand, the industry faces great challenges, including a lack of talent. That’s why Sondergaard believes only one-third of the IT jobs will be filled. “Data experts will be a scarce, valuable commodity. These jobs will be needed to grow your business. These jobs are the future of the new information economy,” he said at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Florida. (Next week, this event will be hosted in São Paulo, Brazil and will be attended by RCR Wireless News.)
Big data has emerged as the next technology trend. The constant stream of information from internal and external sources has created a new layer in the economy which is all about turning information, or data, into revenue.
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