Happy Tuesday! Here’s the BI news your peers are reading, curated by GetApp Analyst Lauren Maffeo.
It pays to be a data scientist—literally and figuratively. According to the founder of LinkedIn, data science-based jobs grew 15 to 20 times in a three-year period. And earlier this year, LinkedIn named data science “the most promising job of 2019”.
Earlier this summer, I mentored a college student doing her first data science internship. She was thrilled to join a large government agency and put her classroom knowledge to work. But when I asked over coffee how it was going, she glumly admitted that it wasn’t what she hoped for.
Six in 10 U.S. employees didn’t negotiate their salaries during their last job offers and lost out on earning $7,500 more per year. When staffing firm Robert Half surveyed more than 2,700 workers across 27 major U.S. cities, a mere 39 percent said that they negotiated their last job offer’s salary. Subsequent research from Glassdoor found that the average U.S. employee could be earning 13.3 percent more per year than their current base salary if they had negotiated. (more…)
The secret to choosing project management software? Ensure it integrates with the tools your team already uses.
Three in 10 software buyers say the hardest part is finding tools that integrate with their team’s current products. That makes sense to us: Even the world’s best software won’t help too much if you can’t easily use it in your app stack. After all, integrations are a huge benefit to using cloud software. Project management integrations are even more crucial since project management touches so many parts of an organization.
In a paper published July 31, researchers at DeepMind shared that their AI algorithms can find possibly fatal kidney injuries 48 hours before doctors. Earlier this year, New Scientist reported that researchers had trained AI to diagnose children’s illnesses with up to 97% accuracy.
But when it comes to using AI for mental health, psychiatrists are a lot less bullish.
Small-business owners who learn which accounting tasks are best suited to machines will save up to 167 hours of productivity per employee per year. With so much time for small businesses to gain, Gartner research (available to clients) says that some AI companies targeting this market use automated accounting as their hook.
Business buyers spend just 18% of their time engaging with sales reps. If you can’t confirm (or deny) their pre-existing notions of your product in that limited time window, you’ll lose your commission.
QuickBooks Online took top honors in GetApp’s latest Category Leaders ranking of accounting software. The ranking helps software buyers shorten their selection process by quickly comparing top-rated tools.
Salesforce didn’t just jump on the big data bandwagon this week: It hitched its own horse to the front. On June 10, Co-Chief Executive Officers Marc Benioff and Keith Block announced an all-stock deal to acquire Tableau—a cloud-based data visualization tool—for $15.3 billion. This marks Salesforce’s most expensive acquisition to date, which says something since it has purchased 60 companies over the last 20 years.