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Silent strides in the world of information technology

Sumit Bhattacharjee

Data warehousing and business intelligence professionals are going to be in demand

With rapid growth in the field of information technology (IT) a few operating systems and programmes like Windows, Unix, C++, Visual Basics, Oracle and SAP have become household names. But in the world of IT two new concepts seem to be making their way to the top silently: data warehousing and business intelligence (BI).

"The demand for data warehousing and business intelligence professionals is on the rise by over 30 per cent per annum. The global requirement today is over 1.5 lakh candidates and there is a serious shortage of professionals," points out Murali Boga, CEO of Globaltek Inc. The company is in the business of providing data warehousing and business intelligence solutions.

According to him data warehousing and business intelligence would have a great future.

"Both the concepts will survive in the long run and will not be affected by any form of negative trends." He says that the success of any business depends on how quickly it responds and adapts to changes. "The importance of historical data was understood only in the 90s and it was then that the concept of data warehousing found firm ground.

The historical data when analysed helps in making predictions and understand future trends.

This was furthered by the BI concept that analyses data to help corporates make better business decisions.

Training

As per a finding the Indian market for BI is pegged at 47.4 million USD, the spending on BI by companies has increased by 50 per cent in 2006, revenue potential is estimated to be 68.8 million USD and in the next couple of years the job market would require over 5 lakhs BI professionals.

In tune with the leaning the, US based, company has landed in India, targeting Andhra Pradesh, to discuss tie-ups with universities and colleges to train students for the market. Technical Director of the firm Sri Velaga says Globaltek will train students to improve their `marketability.'

The training will be for 45 days to 3 months, either at college or at the company's campus at Hyderabad.

Live projects

The training would include basics, soft skills and technical up-gradation through live projects.

We propose to absorb 60 per cent of the candidates for our in-house requirement and the rest would be placed to different companies from the campus itself, as there is a huge demand for such professionals.

BI is a decision support system, which is aided by data warehousing.

Every company, big or small, would need it and the field is open to all graduates and not limited to science or engineering graduates.

For details on the course visit: www.globaltek-inc.com or email: info-india@ globaltek-inc.com.

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