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Data is taking over. We all know those working in analytics are in demand, but having data skills is no longer a requirement for only those who enjoy working with numbers. Data now goes beyond the analytics and IT departments.
To some degree, all professionals need to have data skills today. Data is used, analyzed, and consumed by people at all levels of your organization. Decisions are increasingly being made using data sets, and a company’s ability to use data, at all levels, can be a key difference maker.
In other words – the importance of data skills has never been more important. All professionals need, at the very minimum, a basic understanding of how to read, use, and interpret data.
Data skills are no longer simply nice to have. More and more, they are required by hiring companies. The rise of the internet of things, artificial intelligence, and automation is reshaping how we do things.
Companies of all sizes across all industries now use systems and processes that require employees to input, use, and interpret data. Without data skills, employees and companies risk losing a competitive edge over other organizations and professionals who have the skills to use data to their advantage.
You need data skills because:
Don’t have data skills? Not sure where to start? You’re not alone. Fortunately, there are a number of effective ways you can develop data skills:
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Bruce co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as Managing Partner. His personal background includes hands-on management experience in sales, marketing and marketing services. He has built management teams for a wide variety of marketing, communications, media and technology companies. He has also participated in several M&A transactions for service-based companies and is frequently called upon as a resource in the planning and negotiation of such deals.