Creating a pipeline of data science skills – SAS Institute Press Office

Murray de Villiers, Senior Manager: Global Academic Programme at the SAS Institute There is currently a disconnect between what academia is teaching students in analytics disciplines and what the companies that will recruit them after graduation require. The majority of tertiary education institutions teach the students to utilise open source analytics software. This works well in the classroom environment of a university and for academic research performed only on small data sets. However, says Murray de Villiers, Senior Manager: Global Academic Programme at the SAS Institute, when they need to apply statistics on the ‘real world’ large datasets, in an environment where the numbers they are analysing are going to make a difference to people’s existence and an organisation’s bottom line, open source analytics is simply not up to the task.”This…


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