[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210"] IBM announced on Wednesday that it has added nine new institutions to its academic partnerships that focus on Big Data.[/caption]

In two years, there will be 4.4. million jobs dealing with Big Data, which is the phrase used to describe the 2.5 quintillion bytes of information created every day through consumer data, mobile devices and social media. Some estimate that the amount of Big Data will reach 40 zettabytes by 2025.

The demand for people with data analytics skills is expected to increase by 24 percent over the next eight...

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