Big Data.. .the new job source???

by Claudia J
I picked the article that talks about how the big data boom is expected to generate large numbers of IT jobs in the US by 2015. According to Gartner, an IT researcher, predicted that there will be around 1.9 million more IT jobs but the unfortunately the issue will be that there aren’t enough trained people to take over the jobs.

I thought this article was interesting because it remarks the importance that learning new technologies has now. We are in an era where technology is advancing constantly and as informational technology students it is indeed important to commit ourselves to continue updating ourselves and take classes like the database management we are in today to be able to grasp the basic concepts of data management to be able to take over the new jobs. We need to learn the core concepts of data management to have a solid foundation of data and how to manage it in large quantities.

As we know, big data is data that is collected and analyzed. The jobs that are emerging are mainly to be able to manage and be able to create ways to turn the data into big revenues. For that reason, Garnet says that big data is expected to create around 4 million IT jobs around the world where about half of them will be based here in the US and only about a third data jobs will be filled.

I think this article connects to the class in a very organic way where it gives us another perspective on why we need to learn database management and such topics being learn in class.  It shows the importance of knowing how to work with data at a business level where according to the article about 25% of the organizations will be having a chief digital office by 2015.

Patrick Thibodeau. (October 22, 2012) Big data to create 1.9M IT jobs in U.S. by 2015, says Gartner?. Retrieved Oct 28, 2012, from


3 thoughts on “Big Data.. .the new job source???

  • October 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I agree with you that IT will have a big part of future job growth in the future. And database will play an extremely important role because of the tremendous data on the internet. Storing and breaking down these data will help the business a lot. I came across an article on, and they said the most jobs in the IT will be focus mainly in cloud and data, mobile, and security.

  • October 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Looking over the article, they spoke of layoffs in certain companies that are currently happening. The industry is currently going through a major change in several areas, mainly incorporating mobile devices to the world and cloud computing. Companies as a whole need to always look forward and incorporate and innovate toward the future movements.

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