May 17, 2020

Business and education: Solving the digital skills gap

Digital skills gap
Thierry Driver
2 min
Digital skills
The rise of technology and data across every industry has created a huge need for employees who understand the power that data holds when tackling compl...

The rise of technology and data across every industry has created a huge need for employees who understand the power that data holds when tackling complex business problems.

Companies are looking to hire individuals who can speak the language of data – those who can make the connection between the data on the screen and apply it to real-world business problems and make positive data-driven decisions.

However, there is currently a disconnect between the skills demanded by employers and those that recent graduates are able to offer once they’ve left university.

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In fact, recent research shows that 83% of professionals use data on a weekly basis and over four in five know data skills are vital for their career progression, yet only two in five of recent graduates think data analytics is important for employment.

The responsibility for a skilled workforce does not fall entirely on academic institutions. Talent retention and career progression should go hand in hand with business success. Therefore, it is also in the interest of all businesses to ensure the future working population are ready for and able to handle whatever needs companies may have now, and in the future.

While employers can do more to communicate the importance of data analytics to job-seeking students, schools and universities should push for these skills to become an integral part of today’s curriculum across all subjects.

Continuing to listen to the needs of our students - our future leaders - will determine our collaborative success in the future.

Thierry Driver, Academic Program Manager - EMEA, Tableau Software

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Jun 4, 2021

Logi Analytics Webinar: Meet the speaker

2 min
Join Technology Magazine and Logi Analytics for this exclusive webinar as we explore the revolutionary power of next-generation embedded analytics

Data allows business owners to leverage digital insights and embrace the power of data-driven business intelligence to make more informed decisions that are better for business growth and evolution. By using data to drive its actions, an organisation can contextualise and/or personalise its messaging to its prospects and customers for a more customer-centric approach.

BizClik Media Group and Logi Analytics invite you to explore next-gen embedded analytics in our live webinar. There’s still time to sign up for the event entitled ‘Application Imperative: How Next-Gen Embedded Analytics Power Data-Driven Action’, which is taking place on 10 June at 4 pm BST.

The webinar will be led by Constellation Research’s Principal Analyst, Doug Henschen, who focuses on data-driven decision-making. Henschen’s Data-to-Decisions research examines how organisations employ data analysis to reimagine their business models and gain a deeper understanding of their customers.

Henschen's research acknowledges that innovative data analysis applications require a multi-disciplinary approach starting with information and orchestration technologies, continuing through business intelligence, data visualisation, and analytics, and moving into NoSQL and big-data analysis, third-party data enrichment, and decision-management technologies.

Constellation Research is a technology research and advisory firm based in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Constellation, Doug Henschen led analytics, big data, business intelligence, optimisation, smart applications research, and news coverage at InformationWeek.

What will the webinar cover?

This exclusive webinar will explain next-gen embedding capabilities that will enable your company to:

  • Eliminate unproductive toggling between transactional interfaces and purely analytic dashboards
  • Drive two-way interactions between app features and embedded analytics to drive data-driven action
  • The compounding impact of embedded analytics on your overall ROI
  • Harness analytics as triggers for automated workflows and suggested next-best actions
  • Enable developers to build quickly without coding while customising self-service options for end users

Logi Analytics is the only developer-grade analytics solutions provider focused exclusively on embedding analytics in commercial and enterprise applications, empowering the world’s software teams with the most intuitive data analytics solutions and a team of dedicated professionals invested in your company’s success.

Why not sign up today to find out exactly how Logi Analytics can revolutionise your data analytics game?

We look forward to seeing you there!

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