It's been a while since I've posted last and it's mostly due to my lack of motivation to continue with certifications and trying to transition over to a new role at my company. Over the last month or so, I have started to realize I do not want to be in a 100% technical role, I would prefer to have a job that mixes I.T. and business. I have been in a NOC role for over a year and all my aspirations to be a network engineer are sadly gone. After working at an ISP for some time and seeing the inner-workings of the company and what exactly our network engineers do, I can't see myself being happy in that kind of position.
About two weeks ago, I started to look for positions that entail I.T. and business, and I started to come up jobs like business intelligence/data mining/data warehousing/big data/business and predictive analytics..etc. Just to explain a little more, here's the definition for business intelligences:” is the ability of an organization to collect, maintain, and organize knowledge. This produces large amounts of information that can help develop new opportunities. Identifying these opportunities, and implementing an effective strategy, can provide a competitive market advantage and long-term stability” (source: Wikipedia). So in short: BI analyst will pull information from a data warehouse and be able to tell a story to executives on what the data means.
After doing further research at my company, I found out we started a BI department about 6 months ago. I decided to contact the director of BI and schedule a lunch meeting. After learning a great deal during our lunch meeting, I've pretty much decided this BI/data warehousing is something that I would like to do, so now I'm working with the director to work on a plan that will help me transition over to his/her department.
Has anyone here moved into a business intelligence type role? If so, how do you like?
How many have you started to specialize in I.T. but found later it was not what you expected?