Big Data. Yes, it holds a lot of opportunity and yes there is a skill shortage in dealing with it.
Just to prove how lucrative this space is becoming check out the recent article by the Sydney Morning Herald on "Data miners find there's gold in them thar files."
It talks about which industries are already capitalising on big data and how.
Businesses are starting to see great value in big data and will need to start preparing to build their capabilities in dealing with it. An opportunity that really should not be missed.
An event called Big Data World Australasia, hopes to help businesses gain knowledge and strategies in dealing with big data, as well as bring them face-to-face with those who provide big data solutions. For more info on Big Data World Australasia, click here.