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IT Talent: Essential Skill Sets for Data Analysis and Management

IT Talent: Essential Skill Sets for Data Analysis and Management

This IDC study, designed for senior IT executives and others who are involved or interested in data management-related initiatives, offers a data-centric and talent management view of 3rd Platform technologies and other IT megatrends. It outlines the various data-oriented job types that perform these activities. Then, because of the essential role of data management and its implications for talent management planning and activities, this study takes a wider view of data management from a political, organizational, and technical perspective. In conclusion, this study provides short- and long-term recommendations designed to help talent executives maximize the effectiveness of talent management activities related to finding, hiring, training, retraining and retaining skill sets for data management.

"Data ownership, management, and oversight will continue to be a hotly debated and potentially territorial issue," says Eric Bloom, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network. "This will force each IT organization to define the role it wishes to play in internal data management, data governance, and data analytics activities. Each IT organization must work to make this vision a reality."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
IT Executive Program Research Agenda
Situation Overview
Data Management Skill Sets
Traditional Application Database Administration
Traditional Production Database Administration
Traditional Data Analysis
Big Data Database Administration
Data Analytics
Data Scientist
Data Architect
Database-Stored Procedure Developer
Data Virtualization Architect
Data Visualization Specialist
Business Analyst
Chief Data Officer
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Functional Role Responsibilities
IT Executives
Human Resources Professionals
Corporate Trainers
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Figure: IT Executive Program Research Agenda Themes

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