Lavastorm Analytics Survey Results: People, Tools, and Training key investment areas
The key areas for analytics investments will be people, tools, and training, according to the recent Lavastorm Analytics Survey.
The recent Lavastorm Analytics Survey got a strong response from over 600 analytics and business professionals. Nearly 60% of respondents indicated that their company plans to increase their analytic investments in 2013. Key areas for investments will be people (53% of respondents), tools (51%), training (43%), and data sources (30%).
The respondents expected the biggest development to affect the analytic community in 2013 to be
- 27%, Increase use of unstructured data
- 25%, Shortage of analytics professionals
- 18%, Need for analytics tools and training
- 15%, Shift analytic roles from IT to business
- 13%, Analytics centralized within an organization
The analysis of top analytics tools used produced fragmented results, with 17 "self-service" tools used by less than 10% of respondents. Most popular tools were Excel, R, SAS, MS Access, SPSS, Tableau, SQL, and Python.
Get your copy of the Lavastorm Analytics 2013 Survey results here.