Three Analytics Breakthroughs That Will Define Business In 2021

By Ramya Srinivasan

Analytics are increasingly driving business decisions—and in the wake of the pandemic, companies that embed data-driven digital transformation into their organizational cultures will be leaders, pulling ahead despite a challenging business environment.

“Data is the most valued commodity, and it continues to grow exponentially year over year,” says Sharmila Mulligan, chief strategy and marketing officer for Alteryx, a leader in analytics and data science automation. “The only way for organizations to deliver on the highly sought-after value in data is through analytics automation coupled with upskilling workforces so they can answer more sophisticated questions.”

Nearly half of enterprises are either starting new analytics projects or forging ahead on already planned ones, according to research that highlights the importance of making data-driven decisions in both good and bad macroeconomic climates.

How can organizations scale their data-driven decision making this year? These three recent breakthroughs in analytics and

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18 Business Analytics Companies to Consider

2021 CRN Big Data 100: Business Analytics Companies to Consider

Source: CRN

IT news and analysis outlet CRN recently released its 2021 (and ninth annual) Big Data 100, a ranking of prominent big data technology vendors that solution providers should be aware of. The list is made up of established and emerging big data tools vendors. The list is broken down into five distinct product categories that include business analytics, database systems, data management and data integration, big data platforms, and data science and machine learning tools.

CRN pre-published a list of The Coolest Business Analytics Companies included in the overall list via an interactive slideshow. Though the Big Data 100 is aimed at highlighting software vendors for the purposes of solution provider partnering, Solutions Review is most interesting in highlighting the vendors from that offer unique products and platforms for enterprise organizations. As such, we’ve read through CRN’s complete rankings, available here, to analyze the

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OCU team wins national Business Analytics contest

By Darla Shelden, City Sentinel Reporter —

OKLAHOMA CITY – A team of students from Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business recently won the annual Business Analytics Competition hosted by Manhattan College in New York.

The team from OCU included Lauren Snare, Tyler Laurick, Ben Kelly and Charlie Freeman. The team advisor is Jacob Dearmon, economics professor and director of the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Data Analytics at OCU.

With the help of a staff of students, the center conducts research for clients in a variety of areas including businesses, governments and non-profit organizations. The students present their work to the clients once the project is complete.

“I am so proud of our students,” Dearmon said. “Their analysis appealed to both academic and industry judges alike; namely highly targeted, value-added recommendations based on sound technical analysis communicated in a visually appealing way.

“As our students wrestled with the

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UNF to offer new master’s degree in business analytics

By Jacksonville Business Journal staff

The University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business will offer a new master of science in business analytics (MSBA) program in the fall of 2021.

According to a release from UNF, the program will train future business leaders to use data to influence decision-making and drive business innovation.

The MSBA program is a 30-credit hour (10 course) STEM-designated program that allows for flexibility as students can complete the degree while attending full- or part-time.

“Business analytics knowledge and experience is one of the most sought-after skills for employers,” said Lakshmi Goel, UNF Coggin Graduate and Executive Programs associate dean, in the release.

“Every business can profit from an analytical understanding of how to maximize success and solve other business concerns. This essential business and data science training will help our students to thrive with high-demand skills that open up incredible career

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