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Hiring a data scientist? You're doing it all wrong

Sarah K. White | Jan. 27, 2016
Businesses and technology leaders have learned a lot about the importance of data and the need for data scientists, but do they understand what the role of a data scientist should entail?

It's important to understand that "data is the lifeblood of the business," says Leong, "and its smooth and efficient flow is necessary for knowledge and ideas to circulate." And its impact reaches far beyond IT. Its effects can be seen in legal, compliance, business intelligence, risk management and productivity, says Leong. The sooner businesses understand and acknowledge the weight of big data in day-to-day business, the sooner data scientists can be utilized to their maximum potential.

 

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