For business and data analysts, tools and goals have been shifting rapidly for a few years now. An explosion in data means keeping up with a steep learning curve, and increased competition means increased demands from the top of the organization on down.
The good news is that data analysts will be more sought after and more empowered than ever, and every analyst has a great opportunity to evolve into a fulfilling new role.
You don’t need us to tell you that the data world – and everything it touches, which is, like, everything – is changing rapidly. These trends are driving the opportunities that will fuel your career over these next few years. At the heart of these trends is a massive wave of data being generated and collected by organizations worldwide. With this data, we can shift our focus as analysts from explaining the past to predicting the future. And in order to do this, we need to spend less time doing the same things over and over and more time doing brand new things. And accomplishing all these changes will require us to work together differently than we do now.
A compass and a map for your next role
Chances are, if you’re reading this, you have a title like “Data Analyst,” “Business Intelligence Analyst,” or “Business Analyst.” You might not have the same responsibilities as someone else with your title – even the person sitting next to you at work – but your basic mission is the same: generate insights for your organization, generally with a big dose of data as a starting point.
For one reason or another, you chose the mission to become an analyst, and you’ve succeeded. But you’re not resting on your laurels. You’ve read stories about artificial intelligence automating and replacing jobs, and maybe your organization has purchased and rolled out new tools that make your job easier – too much easier, in fact. You may have even felt a bit of anxiety about what the future holds for analysts.
To steer analysts successfully into the future of big data, machine learning, and predictive analytics, we've created a guidebook. And because it would be impossible to create an end-all-and-be-all guide for each and every analyst (though we tried!), throughout our guide we also provide you with a few links on books, videos, and online courses that can help you go further in your evolution into your next role.
If you’re ready to start your new adventure, get the complete guidebook for insights on how to prepare for your the many opportunities that are coming your way as an analyst.