Dear Analytics enthusiast
If your motivation to take up a career in analytics is the promise of better pay and fast growth, then I would advise you to stop and think again. You need to remember that it is a challenging field and you not only need to invest in some analytic training, but to really succeed, you will also need dedication, passion and innovation. And more importantly, you need to remember, that though an analytics career will yes…give you a big salary, you need to enter into the industry not just because you are dreaming of big money but more because you are dreaming of entering a career that is the future of everything, one that will challenge you and excite you in equal measures.
Let’s first begin by understanding the term ‘unstructured data’ and comprehending how is it different from other forms of data available.
Data that also contains meta-data (data about data) are generally classified as structured or semi-structured data. Relational databases – that contain schema of tables, XML files – that contain tags, simple tables with columns etc. are examples of structured data.
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Yes the list is out and Jigsaw’s online Big Data course is on it! Eileen McNulty, editor Dataconomy has listed some of the best online courses for those looking to expand (or even just begin working on) their big data skillset and we are so proud that Jigsaw made the list. So if you want to explore our Big Data Specialist course please visit www.jigsawacademy.com, enter our free trial section, and get a first hand feel of how are courses work. To read the whole article on Dataconomy click here http://dataconomy.com/10-online-big-data-courses/#comments
Jigsaw Academy Releases Big Data eBook- Download Your Free Copy Now
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Gone are the days of door-to-door sales, stereotyping, number crunching, and shot-in-the-dark marketing strategies. The age-old theory where the trajectory from the sender to the consumer was a one-way street has lost all substantial proof of existence. And all of this is because of the ever-looming presence of Big Data; the good guy with answers to every business hurdle. Big Data has aided start-ups, SMEs and MNCs in:
Data Analysts aren’t a new addition to the workforce. In fact, the science of analyzing data, facts and figures has been around for a while now. However, the terms business analyst and data analyst are often used interchangeably. In smaller organizations, these positions may be the same, and “business analyst” becomes the broad title for a job that involves data or systems analysis. In larger companies, though the roles sometimes blur in the sense that analysts in both categories work with data, but what the analysts do with that data is entirely different. Their skill-set, and sometimes, their job environment, is also different.
Another exciting moment for Team Jigsaw. Hot on the heels of the launch of our new course ‘Analytics for Beginners’, we are now happy to share with all of you a free copy of our eBook ‘Beginners Guide to Analytics’. You can download it by visiting the Free Trial section of our website and signing up for a 15 day trial, which allows you to experience our courses and videos at no cost at all. Once inside the free trial section, click on Free Resources to download the ebook.
There is an analyst in everyone especially those who make wise decisions. Right from how to invest our income smartly to family planning to planning weekend getaways, an analyst will always try to optimise the situation at hand. Statistics is the foundation of Analytics application in the real world. Statistics does not have to be a set of complicated equations but it is something that can change our thinking for better and make us smarter in dealing with real life situations. Yes, Statistics can be simple and very interesting especially to those who love numbers.
The last blog briefly examined the quality vs quantity debate as far as data is concerned. Data is the fundamental building block on which models are created and it is critical that we get it right if the final models are to generate business value. It may be useful to think of a model as a jigsaw puzzle for the purpose of understanding why all the pieces of data have to be present for the final product to be complete. Having said that, not having all the elements of data required is very common and we first need to know we do not have all the pieces needed, either before or during the modeling process. While this is by no means a treatise on the subject, this is a high-level view of some of the problems associated with it.
We have a new Analytics course on our Menu and this one is for all you folks who are interested in a career in Web Analytics. The course helps you gain some real-world Digital Marketing expertise & teaches you how to drive online growth for companies using analytics.
S Shyamala of the Financial Chronicle writes about the high salaries that analytics talent commands in her article “Companies ready to pay big bucks for analytics talent as demand rises”. She cites Jigsaw Academy’s Analytics Salary Report and quotes Jigsaw Academy CEO, Gaurav Vohra as saying, “The reality is that firms are investing big time in Big Data initiatives and are willing to pay big bucks for the right talent.”
Financial Express Features Jigsaw’s 2014 Analytics Salary report
Jigsaw academy in Hindustan Times
India’s Analytics Industry in the News with Talent Neuron
Towards the end of every week, I usually post an interesting link on analyticstraining.com that has to do with the latest news in the Analytics or Big Data industry. Well, considering the boom the industry is in, it’s often a difficult task to pick that one interesting article. That’s what happened this week and so here I am doing something a little different. I have picked out a few of the more interesting events, news and facts about the analytics industry that appeared in my newsfeed and I am … yes you guessed right, going to tell you about all of them. Don’t worry I will be brief, so rest assured, you won’t have to take out a lot of time from your busy day to read through this
Yes we aren’t fooling around. Believe it or not, you can now get a firsthand feel of how our courses work by signing up for a Free Trial. And what’s more, you also get access to some amazing analytics content absolutely free of cost.
Thanks to our guest blogger, Jayanthi Manikandan for her blog this week on Big Data Security Analytics. Jayanthi has an undergrad degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Information Systems with a specialization in Information Assurance from Walsh College, Detroit, MI. She enjoys writing about Java, Information Security and Big Data.
Okay don’t freak out! We are not all turning into vampires. I am only talking about Team Jigsaw’s Blood Donation Initiative that happened this week. Yes, Team Jigsaw took some time off to give to the community. A group of ten from the Jigsaw office volunteered to visit the TTK Blood Bank and donate blood.
Harikrishnan Srinivasan is a Digital Marketing & Web Analytics Expert who has worked with the team at Jigsaw Academy, to develop their new Web Analytics Course. In a recent interview Analytics India Magazine talks to him about what got him interested in web analytics, his predictions for analytics, the soon to be launched web analytics course at Jigsaw and advice for those interested in a career in web analytics. Read the full article here http://analyticsindiamag.com/in-conversation-with-digital-marketing-web-analytics-expert-harikrishnan-srinivasan/
Attend our Free Web Analytics Information Session this Sunday, 7th Sep 2014, 11:30 am IST. To receive your invite, please email us at email@example.com.
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Tableau, a leading Business Intelligence company, allows instant insight by transforming data into interactive visualizations called dashboards. It is a quick and easy tool for data analysis, visualization and information sharing. Tableau connects easily to nearly any data source currently available in the market, whether it be a corporate Data Warehouse, Microsoft Excel or web based data. And what’s more, Tableau can also be connected to multiple flavours of Hadoop.