IBM has, in the past year, increasingly pushed universities to create more courses, programs and degrees that would help fill the 4.4 million jobs “Big Data” will create by 2015.

[caption id="attachment_59324" align="alignleft" width="150"]ibm The tool will measure cognitive ability and verbal reasoning, along with other student traits.[/caption]

Now, the company is asking: are students in these programs actually prepared?

Only one-third of Big Data job are expected to be filled over the next two years, and IBM unveiled an online tool Nov. 12 to assess whether the current crop of Big Data students...

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