Universities aren't keeping up with the science of business intelligence and failing to produce the next-generation workers needed to crunch and understand data, according to a survey.
Teradata sponsored the survey, which was conducted by University of Virginia professor Barbara Wixom. Here's a look at the 85 universities that responded to the survey and their approach to teaching business intelligence:
The main challenges appear to be technology (43 percent cited it as the biggest hurdle), content (41 percent), marketing (11 percent) and staffing (5 percent).
In a nutshell, universities said they had trouble getting affordable and reliable software, real-world data sets and technical support. For course work, business intelligence overlapped with other computer science specializations.
Nevertheless, some schools are building business intelligence curriculum, but it's a slow march.