To strengthen skills among the workforce in an increasingly digitalized economy, Accenture and Cognizant have joined five other professional services organizations to launch a data literacy drive. The firms want to forge a society fluent in data usage. Initiated by data analytics firm Qlik, the Data Literacy Project consists of a group of like-minded organizations and individuals aiming to create a culture of data literacy as a springboard to exciting possibilities. The push for governments and businesses to promote education in the sector has grown substantially in recent months with data literacy having become an increasingly important factor of modern life. The Data Literacy Index showed that large companies have the potential to achieve US$500 million in higher enterprise value through a more data-literate culture and workforce. It added that only a third of enterprises provide employees with data literacy training, showing a significant adoption and enablement gap.
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