Business Analytics Program Redesigned to Produce ‘Analytics Translators’ | Newsroom

The progression of artificial intelligence and algorithms are changing the field of business analytics. Organizations need business analytics professionals who can translate complex data sets into useful insights that inform leadership to solve business problems. The redesigned Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics programs at Opus College of Business emphasize experiential learning to prepare graduates to serve in analytics translator roles. As part of the core curriculum of the master’s program, a capstone project allows students to apply their skills to a real-world analytics project and strengthen their data storytelling capabilities. Throughout the semester-long project, groups of three to five students are paired with a sponsor from the partnering firm. The teams meet with their sponsor weekly to coordinate client and project management. The semester culminates in a presentation to senior leadership within the organization. The participating firms represent a wide swath of

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China’s Tencent Suspends New Registrations for WeChat

The Chinese internet giant Tencent said Tuesday that it had temporarily suspended new user registrations for its hugely popular WeChat app, raising fears of new regulatory pressures even as it insisted the outage was the result of a technical upgrade.

Tencent said in a statement that the shutdown, which affected only new users and groups registering for the app, would be over by early August and was part of a fix to its security technology.

The timing of the suspension left investors uneasy, with concerns mounting that a regulatory rampage aimed at the technology sector could heavily affect Tencent, China’s largest internet company. By far the company’s most important product, WeChat dominates Chinese social media, allowing users to do everything from share photos and chat to pay for coffee and pay bills.

Tencent’s shares closed down almost 9 percent in trading in Hong Kong. Overall, it was a rough day

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To Our Users: Thank You For Helping Us Be Among the Best in the Business | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

Dear fans of The Weather Channel,

Thank you. You are among the 400 million people who turn to us to inform life decisions – big and small. I have the honor of leading The Weather Company, including weather.com and The Weather Channel app, and I wanted to thank you for inspiring us. You are the reason the team and I strive to serve you every day. We take that responsibility very seriously and know accuracy is of utmost importance.

A new report from ForecastWatch, a third-party weather forecast validator, confirms The Weather Channel is the world’s most accurate forecaster. Commissioned by IBM, the independent study is a comprehensive assessment of 140 million forecasts over four years, eight global regions, 17 different weather providers, and 84 accuracy metrics covering precipitation, temperature, cloud cover and wind variables. For more about this news, check out our recent announcement.

Results derived from

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How Small-Business Leaders Can Recruit Like the World’s Top Companies


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The U.S. workforce looks dramatically different today than it did just a year ago, and more change is on the horizon.

According to a report from the World Economic Forum published in October of last year, the rapid acceleration of automation and increased economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic will lead to the displacement of 85 million jobs by 2025, along with the creation of 97 million new ones.

As employers restructure their workforces in the midst of all this upheaval, it’s critical that they think ahead and develop plans to hire and train for the skills they’ll need both now and in the future.

Related: Why You Need to Prioritize Upskilling Your Workforce

Hiring for tomorrow

LinkedIn’s 2021 Workplace Learning Report found that 84 percent of managers agree learning can help close existing skills

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