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6 new IT roles you need to fill

Several recent job studies have suggested that hiring for IT professionals in general is cooling off, but demand remains high for a number of specialized jobs. Unfortunately, a minority of organizations are properly preparing for those job needs ahead of time. 

4 high impact zones in statistical discovery with big data

Experts Sherri Rose, Harvard University; David Dunson, Duke University; Tyler McCormick, University of Washington; and Cynthia Rudin, MIT, tackle how big data is transforming society with the help of statisticians. 

News Scan: Send in your Fierce15 nominations now; Specialized IT jobs in high demand; More

The top news stories for Sept. 17, 2014.

Dice study reveals fastest-growing IT skills

CIOs looking to hire IT pros this quarter can expect to pay more for certain top in-demand skills, including those involving big data, cybersecurity and cloud computing, a new Dice study finds.

Big data value is real and being realized, confirms new study

Despite reports of all its challenges, big data is bringing a big smile to the faces of most IT execs, a new study by Accenture Analytics has revealed.

IT security spending to reach $77B by 2015, says Gartner

Spending on IT security is forecast by Gartner to increase 8 percent year-over-year in 2014, reaching $71 billion, and another 8.2 percent year-over-year in 2015 to total $77 billion.

Demand for data analysts at record levels

The demand for data analysts has been growing dramatically in the past two years, and perhaps nowhere is the need greater than in healthcare.

Spotlight: 3 mistaken assumptions about what big data can do for you

An article at CIO.com  sheds some light on what big data can actually do for you.

When big data leads to a loss of human rights and bad public policy

It's important to occasionally check ourselves on our enthusiasm for data and analytics. Not all outputs are created equal and some can be seriously over-played to the point where people can be harmed from public policies that stem from them.

Spotlight: How to explain big data to your grandmother (infographic)

Check out this infographic for tips on explaining big data to people who work anywhere and with anything other than big data.