How to get a hot job in big data

The big data revolution is creating a new breed of business-IT jobs -- and threatening to destabilize dyed-in-the-wool IT careers

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It also means that IT pros need to develop subject-matter expertise outside the bits and bytes they are often more comfortable with. Expectations are rising on both sides, says Michael Nicholas, head of strategy for Isobar, a digital marketing and advertising firm. 

"In the past, creative people in traditional ad agencies were dreamers, which meant they didn't make things," says Nicholas. "Now we expect our tech people to be creatives, and we expect our creative people to understand technology well enough that they can make their dreams a reality."

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