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New Research Suggests Young Digital Natives Lack the Data Literacy Employers Crave — But Is It All a Big Misunderstanding?

Exasol, a leading high performance analytics database company, launched the findings of its new study into the attitudes and understanding that young people currently in higher education or just entering the world of work have towards data. The study of 3,000 16- to 21-year-olds (coined D/NATIVES by Exasol because of their everyday digital skills) finds that despite over half of respondents believing that their ability to understand data will be as vital to their future as their ability to read and write — only 43% actually consider themselves to be data literate.

Data Literacy: Making Society Fluent in Data

In the age of big data, data science, and AI, there is a broad ranged need for global data literacy. The time is near when national economies will be data-driven. Fortunately, a recent unveiling describes a timely resource to address this need. Qlik and The Data Literacy Project announced that they’ve partnered to launch a certification that lets individuals document and demonstrate their data literacy skills. Developed by leading academics and data literacy specialists at Qlik, this free, 70-question examination tests the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data.

New Research Uncovers $500 Million Enterprise Value Opportunity with Data Literacy

According to a major academic study commissioned by Qlik®, on behalf of the newly launched Data Literacy Project, large enterprises that have higher corporate data literacy experience $320-$534 million in higher enterprise value (the total market value of the business). Corporate data literacy is the ability of a company workforce to read, analyze, utilize for decisions and communicate data throughout the organization.