Day: March 7, 2021

CSUN’s Nazarian College Expands With Business Analytics Degree

CSUN’s Nazarian College Expands With Business Analytics Degree | San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Starting in fall 2021 semester, California State University – Northridge’s Nazarian College of Business and Economics will offer a bachelor’s degree in business analytics, the school announced Monday.

The college’s Department of Systems and Operations Management will offer the program. Students can also earn a minor in the subject.


“We are in the middle of a new industrial revolution — one that involves data and information,” said Department Chair Seung Paik in a statement. “From mobile phones to social media to retail websites, more and more data is being created and stored every day. All this data allows us the opportunity to make better-informed decisions, whether in the private or public sector, if we can analyze the data and convert that to information for high-quality decision making. But to

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An Unbalanced Approach to Budgeting in Illinois

Much of the focus on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been centered on policy-makers inside the Beltway. Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker recently attempted to change that. Speaking in his State of the State budget address, Pritzker spun a yarn about Illinois’ national leadership throughout the pandemic and cast himself as the hero in a budget story about balance and sacrifice.

It has a nice plot, but reality tells a different story. Indeed, the governor’s third annual budget proposal protects his political allies at the expense of taxpayers and people who depend on vital government services, all to close a self-inflicted deficit of $5.5 billion.

Pritzker’s budget includes nine tax hikes worth nearly $1 billion, most of which target businesses still trying to survive after a year’s worth of shutdowns and uncertainty during the global crisis. The governor’s administration is branding these tax increases as “closing corporate

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Setting Base For A Strong Digital Economy-E. S. Rao

IN the last 70 years, India has moved from the Agriculture age to the Industrial age and now moving towards the digital age with the revolution in the digital electronics, IT and Telecom technologies and contributing to the Indian economic growth and GDP. 

As our Honorable Prime Minister said, “Digital India is an enterprise for India’s transformation on a scale that is perhaps unmatched in human history.” And, as Shri Nandan Nilekani, Co-founder of Infosys, has said, “The new trifecta of a bank account, digital identity and smartphone for everyone will drive economic change.” And, as Sunder Pichai, CEO of Google, puts it, “We have learned that when we solve for a place like India, we solve for everyone around the world.” 

The advancements in the Information Technology in the application Software in India has led to the growth and diversification of the applications to different industries, which enhances the

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Dispo, the buzzy, invite-only app dubbed the ‘new Instagram’ and the ‘anti-Instagram’

For the last 10 years, Instagram has dominated the photo app scene, but now its potential rival has arrived. 

Dispo, an invite-only app, offers users a more authentic approach to taking photos by emulating disposable cameras in a digital form.

The app has attracted significant buzz since its launch in February, becoming the fourth most-downloaded app on the App Store, as reported by Entrepreneur. 

According to Axios, the app is valued at about $200 million. 

The simple concept helps it stands out among competitors, including Google photos, CNBC reported.

Users can take as many photos as they like but unlike Instagram, the photos cannot be edited with filters, stickers, and texts and cannot be accessed immediately until the photos have been “developed,” as reported by CNBC. The photos can be accessed the following morning at 9 a.m.

Dispo users can also choose whether they would like to post their

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