Yellowfin, a vendor of international Business Intelligence or BI software, will now provide software licenses to students and teachers for no extra cost. The software, which can be used for classroom training, will also be offered to not-for-profit enterprises.
The software licenses will be made available by Yellowfin for educational purposes only and its. library of web-based training assets, are accessible via the Yellowfin website, and specific YouTubeÂ (News - Alert) channel, Yellowfin Team, will be provided to train Yellowfin students. A fixed number of licenses are also available for no extra cost for not-for-profit enterprises. Interested organization can visit the website to see if they are eligible.
According to Rabie, Yellowfin is aware that the deficiency in international analytics skills must be resolved in order for business analytics to be used by majority of enterprises. The organization is therefore providing BI software to students and teachers for no extra cost.
Rabie said, â€œSecondly, the BI and analytics skills shortage in the global workforce will undoubtedly prevent organizations from using their rapidly growing data assets to their fullest potential. We need to assist academics, and academic institutions, to enable the next generation of information workers with the skills they need to exploit Big Data. If we fail to close the current knowledge gap, many organizations will simply continue to lump analytic responsibilities on their current IT departments, and experience poor ROI as a result. To realize best practice BI, you need the right technology and the right skills.â€�
According to Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research, GartnerÂ (News - Alert), the BI and analytics industry is experiencing talent deficiency. With the dismal outputs from the public and private education systems, only 33 percent of the IT jobs are expected to be taken up.
Edited by Ashley Caputo