Posts by Christopher Nerney:


MasterCard Buys Stake in Mu Sigma — and Big Data Analytics

by   |   February 11, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Ready to ramp up its analytics practice, MasterCard faced the same shortage of talent expected to hamstring the vast majority of enterprises in the next half-decade. So the financial services company announced a partnership with Mu Sigma that includes MasterCard investing a stake in the Chicago-based analytics consulting firm Read More…


Online from Bangalore, Jigsaw Academy Offers Analytics Training

by   |   February 8, 2013   |   1 Comment

One of the top priorities in training the next generation of big data analysts is ensuring they understand and interpret data in a way that works for businesses. Jigsaw Academy’s answer to this challenge is to target its online analytics training Read More…


SAP Updates University Alliances Program to Include Big Data Analytics

by   |   January 29, 2013   |   Leave a comment

To feed its own need for technology talent and strengthen its image with students learning about the latest technologies in big data analytics, SAP is updating a long-standing program that shares software and instructional materials with universities around the world. Read More…


Big Data Analytics Job Postings Getting More Specialized

by   |   January 23, 2013   |   Leave a comment

As the market for big data and analytics skills has grown, it also has deepened as enterprises seek candidates for increasingly specialized data-related positions for analysts, software engineers, project managers and related jobs. Read More…


Certification Exam for Analytics Pros Covers Range of Specialties

by   |   January 14, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Candidates taking the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) exam in early April must show they are ready to apply their general knowledge of analytical principles in an array of professional settings, according to some of the architects of the CAP program. In this article, you can try sample exam questions from each of the seven knowledge areas tested. Read More…


Data Analytics Rising as Top Priority for Tech Hiring Pros, Dice Reports

by   |   January 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

For the first time since career site Dice has been asking hiring managers about their priorities for the year ahead, data analysts and analytical talent are among the most coveted tech professionals. Read More…


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INFORMS Releases Handbook for Analytics Certification Candidates

by   |   December 18, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Candidates for the new Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) credential created by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) now have a handbook to help them prepare for next April’s debut exam. The 30-page handbook explains to CAP Read More…


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Study: Best Analytics Pros Show Curiosity, Creativity and Discipline

by   |   December 14, 2012   |   Leave a comment

According to Talent Analytics, a company that uses analytics to quantify talent traits and predict performance in employees and potential hires, data analysts should be curious and creative—but not so much that they can’t finish a project. Great Roberts, CEO of Talent, explains the results of her company’s study. Read More…


Dice Hiring Survey Sees Rising Demand for Analytics Jobs, Hadoop Skills

by   |   December 11, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Postings seeking big data and analytics professionals have more than quadrupled over the past year, according to technology jobs site Dice. And a majority of hiring managers surveyed by Dice exclusively for Data Informed expects demand for data analytics professionals Read More…


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IBM Adds Programs to Big Data and Analytics Skills Initiative

by   |   December 5, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Prompted by an alarming skills gap in emerging technologies, IBM today announced several programs and resources for educators to train IT professionals in a number of areas, including big data and analytics. The analytics skills initiatives were unveiled in conjunction Read More…