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IDUG Survey of Data Professionals

The International DB2 User group (IDUG) has released a CA-sponsored survey that looks into topics such as challenges faced by data professionals, where they spend their time, certification needs, data security and administration, amongst other topics.  You can register to download the survey results here.

From the SiliconRepublic:

The CA-sponsored survey showed that data professionals are facing pressure to provide higher-level services to enterprise business customers as corporate performance and database performance become more aligned.

Of the 853 respondents, 83pc spend at least some time each week directly consulting to the business, either interacting with business unit executives and managers (29pc), business unit IT teams (47pc) or C-level/senior executives (10pc).