January 9, 2012–Jobs are one of the world’s best indicators of sustainability. When jobs are down, economic times are tough. When they’re up, the opposite is true. With that in mind we got some promising news from the Silicone Republic article: “Presidion to Create 20 Graduate Jobs Over Three Years.”
According to the story following the future of Irish analytics firm Presidion “The analytics software and services company was established in Dublin in the mid-Nineties and has since become IBM’s biggest partner for predictive analytics. It services more than 500 accounts and thousands of customers in Ireland…Most of the roles on offer will be analytics consultants for those with a maths and statistics background and analytics account managers for those with market and business degrees.”
This is a big sign of success in our eyes. Even though it’s a small number over three years, progress is progress. Frankly, we see a lot of news about big hires in the analytic world, such as the recent news of Ric Upton joining forces with unstructured data powerhouse Digital Reasoning. All around, it seems like people are talking about how they can add a data scientist to their team. We predict this trend will only grow in 2012.