Friday, February 22, 2008
Data Mining in the Workplace
I graduate in a few months and so I've been job hunting lately. I attended the Technical Career Fair here at BYU a few weeks back and I was impressed by the number of companies that were interested in data mining. With the exception of one or two companies, they all either were currently involved in data mining or were interested in becoming involved in the near future. I think that as more and more companies amass mounds of data, they are realizing that collecting data for data's sake is useless and that they can get much more out of their data than they have in the past. Data mining is no longer 'a hiss and a byword'. I am witnessing firsthand that it is the direction that many companies are taking to improve the efficiency of their operations.