By Larry Dignan
Posting in Science
Universities are failing to produce the next-generation workers needed to crunch and understand data, according to a survey.
Teradata sponsored the survey, which was conducted by University of Virginia professor Barbara Wixom.
Here's a look at the 85 universities that responded to the survey and their approach to teaching business intelligence:
The main challenges appear to be technology (43 percent cited it as the biggest hurdle), content (41 percent), marketing (11 percent) and staffing (5 percent).
In a nutshell, universities said they had trouble getting affordable and reliable software, real-world data sets and technical support. For course work, business intelligence overlapped with other computer science specializations.
Nevertheless, some schools are building business intelligence curriculum, but it's a slow march.
Mar 22, 2010
business intelligence would appear to be an oxymoron. one does not need intelligence if all you are going to do is cheat. that is the business credo for those going after the big bucks. it is what we have seen in the past couple of years and i do not see that changing at all.