I.B.M. and Ohio State University to Open Center for Big Data
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With products like InfoSphere Big Insights and analytics products like SPSS, Cognos and ILOG, IBM is a leader inthe burgeoning Big Data movement.
Now, as Steve Lohr writes in the New York Times, IBM is opening a major center for Big Data analytics in the Midwest: IBM and Ohio State University to Open Center for Big Data:
There is plenty of debate about just how much Big Data analytics can help businesses make smarter decisions to increase sales and cut costs. Yet there seems to be no debate that there is already a shortage of data scientists and business analysts to feed the Big Data boom.
I.B.M. is taking a step to address that problem in the American heartland by opening a new data analytics center in suburban Columbus, Ohio. The center, announced on Thursday, will combine research, client services and skills training.
I.B.M. says it plans to hire 500 analytics consultants and researchers for the center over the next three years. But the larger impact on the region’s work force will likely be college students who work on projects at the center, and a partnership between I.B.M. and Ohio State University to develop new course materials for technology and business, and arrange teaching stints by Big Data professionals.
For more information about IBM's position in Big Data and analytics, contact the IBM Innovation Center in Silicon Valley