Last spring the Obama administration launched a $200 million big data R&D initiative, part of which is aimed at expanding the workforce needed to develop and use big data technologies.
But employment experts do not expect the situation to get better anytime soon, a problem for companies trying to use big data for competitive advantage. How are they coping with the shortage of talent? Interviews with big data experts and employers found that organizations are using some, if not all, of the following methods.
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