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Is the need for data analysts in India exaggerated?

CIO India staff | July 22, 2014
In contrast to all the hoopla around the need for data analysts, some Indian CIOs aren't ready to hire business analysts. Here's why.

A challenge that seems to restrain CIOs from getting business analysts on-board is a lack of management interest.

"Hiring a separate person to analyze data depends on the company. I doubt whether management will agree to hire someone to solely analyze data, if the IT department tells them to," says Sharma.

"Even in the coming years, I do not foresee any such need to have a data analyst. May be some sectors might be having huge volumes of data and in order to control the data they need a separate person, but for analysis and data influences purposes there is no need of a separate analyst," says Chowdhry.


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