10 Predictions for Business Analysts in 2014

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-17-2014 Email

In the era of big data, it's a great time to be a business analyst. Thanks to the wealth of ever-incoming data with immense potential for organizational or business value—not to mention complexities introduced by mobility, the cloud and more—these professionals are well positioned for career success. And this means CIOs and the tech department will continue to see their roles increase, given that business analysts depend upon IT to ensure they’re accessing the right tools and deploying them with optimal effectiveness (without introducing security risks). Given this, ESI International has put together the following top 10 predictions about business analysts and analytics for 2014. "Business analysts are front and center," says Mark Bashrum, vice president of marketing and strategic intelligence at ESI International, "and their ability to deliver business value through requirements will continue to give them prominence and recognition within the business." ESI compiled its 2014 predictions from insights from both its executives and outside industry experts. For more about the forecast, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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