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Should I Hire a Data Scientist?

Before spending big bucks on data scientists, understand the depths of the big data problem. Identifying the issues can help extract maximum value from the coveted skill sets.

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7/11/2014 | 12:28:22 PM
Wait for the facts
Good reality check, Alan. Hopefully in a few years there will be enough critical mass of companies that have named data scientists (or comparable titles) that there will be hard evidence of the impact this function has on the business -- it will be possible to see if companies that have this function are actually better at making decisions, etc. That's what big data is all about, after all.
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