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Big data should be part of the UK government curriculum

The Guardian - The public sector must train specialists in big data to boost the UK economy and keep up with other nations.

To remain competitive in a global marketplace – particularly in light of fierce competition from nations such as China and India with increasing investment in technology and training – the UK needs to ensure that it too is nurturing talent and embracing innovative technology.

In June 2013, the UK government published a report – the information economy strategy – outlining the pivotal role it will play to rebuild and strengthen the economy. The report explains how the so-called "information economy" is transforming the way we are living and working and how Britain should respond.