Day: January 12, 2022

Your journey to leading in a data-driven world begins here

The power of data cannot be understated. Today, every organisation is sitting on treasure troves of information that need to be analysed and converted into better organisational practices. The process of collecting, cleaning, analysing data and interpreting findings is called data analytics, and the experts in charge of these conversions are data analysts — who are just as fundamental to a business’s success as they are in demand.

How else would business owners determine which products to develop, markets to enter, investments to make and consumers to target?

Data analysts are now found in various industries, such as business, finance, criminal justice, science, medicine, government and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics confirms the boom, estimating 11.5 million jobs in the data science/analytics field to be created by 2026. Up to 364,000 job listings were projected in 2020 alone.

While opportunities are seemingly endless, the proper qualification will always

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Strasburg Service Center celebrates 50 years in business

STRASBURG, Va. (WHSV) – The Strasburg Service Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

It was opened back in January of 1972 by brothers Gary and Gene Holsinger.

Gary Holsinger has solely owned and operated the business for the last 23 years after his brother stepped away, and he’s been there every day working hard for the residents of Strasburg.

“Sometimes it’s up and sometimes it’s down. The only thing I can say is you got to actually be there and you got to work, work hard. I’ve missed three days in the last 50 years, probably, and out of those three days, I was there for an hour each day,” said Holsinger.

The Strasburg Service Center has adapted over the years in order to stay in business, as the town around it has changed.

“Whatever we can do, we do for people. We do a lot of detail

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Illumina Raises Revenue Forecast as Gene Sequencing Business is Booming


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‘s systems are the dominant products used to read the sequence of letters in the genomic code of our DNA, and the San Diego-based company says that demand for gene sequencing is hot.

At the annual healthcare conference hosted virtually by JPMorgan Chase yesterday, Illumina said sales grew 39% in 2021 and that analysts’ forecasts for 2022 revenue were too low.

Sales could grow 14% to 16% this year, to as much as $5.24 billion, said Illumina in a press release accompanying its Monday afternoon presentation. Earnings in 2022 could range between $4.00 and $4.20 a share.

The good news is lifting Illumina stock (ticker: ILMN) 10% in Tuesday morning trading, to $399. The

S&P 500

was up 0.2%, and the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

was down 0.1%.

“It’s always good to surprise people on the upside,” Chief Executive Francis deSouza told Barron’s.

By Illumina’s

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Japan Tycoon Maezawa Returns From Space With Business Dreams | Business News

By YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — “Space now,” was what Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa wanted to tweet for years. He finally really did it, from the International Space Station.

“The space market holds so much potential,” he said Friday at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo, his first news conference in Japan after returning to earth before Christmas.

Maezawa, who heads a company called Start Today, is preparing to invest in various businesses which may develop from the ongoing research by NASA, the Japanese equivalent called JAXA and others. But he wants first to recover from his recent celestial adventure: returning to life with gravity has proved heavier than he’d expected, he said.

Maezawa, 46, blasted off in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft along with a Russian cosmonaut Dec. 8, becoming the first self-paying tourist to visit the station since 2009.

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He returned to earth after spending

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Wednesday January 12, 2022