As the saying goes, the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, it’s data! So if you’re going to mine something in the 21st century, it should be data, not oil. And companies around Australia are getting on board with this sentiment in a big way.
With technology playing a huge part in the way businesses function, it’s less important to be positioned in the big three cities; Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and for this reason more and more businesses are setting up in cheaper hubs such as the Gold Coast.
With these two points in mind, we are seeing a huge demand in data analytics related skills on the Gold Coast. Whether that’s Power BI consultants, Tableau developers or SQL experts businesses are wanting to get the most out of their data to give them the edge against their competitors.
Bond University, based on the Gold Coast has quickly realised there is a demand for these skills and as such has around a dozen data related degrees from Data Analytics to Actuarial Science where all graduates are data literate with skills in R, Python, SQL, Power BI and Tableau, primed and ready to meet the demand for these skills in the workplace.
In 2020 we will see the largest portion of company budget allocated towards data related investment than ever before. Whether that is a cloud based data warehouse such as BigQuery, Redshift or Azure, a reporting tool like Power BI or Tableau, or a technology which leverages machine learning and AI, if you’re not investing in it, your competitor might be.
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