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Five Ways Data Analytics Will Shape Business, Sports And Politics In 2016

20 January, 2016

Five Ways Data Analytics Will Shape Business, Sports And Politics In 2016

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady rise in the importance of data analytics, in organizations as varied as consumer goods companies, professional sports franchises, political consultancies, medical research institutions, and financial firms. At the steering wheel of many of the analytics these organizations perform is not necessarily the ever-elusive data scientist but often a data analyst who understands his or her business and department in addition to the data it uses to drive decisions. In fact, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job market for various data analyst disciplines is growing at 27% annually—far exceeding the national job growth average, which is a mere 11%. Many factors are lining up to make 2016 the “Year of the Data Analyst.”

Here are five predictions of how analytics will shape the business, sports and political landscape in 2016:

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