January 10, 2013 – Among all of the data crunching skills and experience with cutting-edge platforms, the soft skill of curiosity seems to be the one that makes for solid analytics professionals, according to a new assessment of analytic professional demographics and characteristics.

In "the 2012 Analytics Professionals Study,” the International Institute for Analytics and vendor Talent Analytics, Corp. broke down the demographic makeup of analytic employees and teams, and passed along recommendations for expected enterprise needs. The survey parsed responses from 302 analytics professionals across various enterprises in the summer of 2012.

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