The impact of big data has been felt across a wide range of industries (energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, and travel) and this makes the role of a data center analyst more important than ever before.
With rapid innovation driving the industry, the prediction is that good data that’s worth analyzing will double by 2020. Further, 60% of the information delivered will be actionable.
Thus, data centers will continue to grow and play a vital role in almost every enterprise decision that is made today and in the future. Further, data center providers have already started to apply the same analytical paradigms used by businesses to make better decisions and improve their processes.
So, what’s the best way for managers and decision makers to keep track of the latest insights? Although there are many resources, Twitter will get you the information you need quickly.
Who are the data center analysts with great profiles that are worth following? Keep reading because we have done the legwork for you and put together a list of the most influential data science practitioners to follow.
1. Tony Baer, @TonyBaer
Baer covers subjects like Big Data, systems engineering, and data management. He’s the Principal Analyst at Ovum, but it’s good to note that the views stated on his feed are all his own.
2. Carla Gentry, @data_nerd
According to her words, Gentry is a proud data nerd who works as a Data Scientist at Talent Analytics. She is known to have a sharp eye on big data news and trends that will have an impact on the industry. So, if you’re in the Big Data business, it’s a good idea to click on the Follow button.
3. Marcus Borba, @marcusborba
A glance at Borba’s Twitter profile will immediately reveal his obvious passion for data science and business intelligence. He is the CTO at Spark Science & Information and is also the founder of Borba Consulting in Brazil (member of BBBT).
4. Dean Abbott, @deanabb
Abbott is the Co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at SmarterHQ. Although the company is his main focus, he still teaches several courses and workshops.
5. Svetlana Sicular, @Sve_Sic
When it comes to data analysts, Sicular is a giant in the industry. She is passionate about Big Data, BI, data architecture, analytics, and Hadoop (among many others). With over two decades of industry experience, she is currently the Research VP at Gartner. Her current research is focused on the ongoing shift from data to insights.
The Bottom Line
For data center managers and decision makers to stay on top of what’s happening in the industry, following industry leaders can be crucial.
Further, the opinions or predictions that are tweeted by data center analysts today can play an important role in the decisions that are made tomorrow.
Who else would you add to this list of industry leaders? Go ahead and add to this list in the Comments box below.
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