Dell Gives Students Free Analytics Tool as Data Science Market Blooms

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of EMC, Dell is making strides into higher education analytics with its latest announcement. The computer manufacturer that’s now positioned as a technology giant recently released the Dell Statistica Free Academic Program, a free version of its Statistica analytics software, in an effort to “boost interest and preparedness for data analytics careers,” according to a news release. Along with the software that powers Statistica, users will be granted free access to support materials, textbooks, instructional videos and experts in the STEM community. The program can be downloaded via OnTheHub. Statistica was created to make analytics engaging for higher education students, with the goal of drawing more talent to a field with a growing appetite for experts; the workforce demand in analytics is outpacing…


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