By Kaycee Lai | May 7, 2021

The first quarter of 2021 is behind us, and we are beginning to recover from 2020, the year that changed just about everything. So what’s in store for data analytics in 2021?

My big prediction is that more businesses will begin the return to service, and they will turn to data to make strategic decisions on how to return to service. From my viewpoint, it will be the year we see the influence of the business user have a major impact on data and analytics, driven by the need to adapt quickly to the next round of changes caused by the pandemic and the economy (recovery or not).

Before the pandemic in 2020, the need for data analytics skills was predicted to grow. In late 2019, LinkedIn reported that four of the top 10 in-demand skills for 2020 were related to data analytics. Even after Covid-19 hit, LinkedIn reported that two of the top five fastest-growing skills were related to data analytics.

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