Business analytics

Faculty from the Department of Information Systems in ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business will provide instruction in a new certificate co-developed by the university and Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services. The Cognizant Digital Business Analyst Certificate Program will offer students 12 weeks of training designed to prepare them for new careers in consulting.

In a market of Big Data, Big Data centers, and big costs, W. P. Carey alumnus Clint Poole's innovative DataStation — a scalable, quickly deployable modular data center that can connect directly to the grid for power — may make a big impact on the industry.

The compound annual growth rate for big data is expected to be 26.4 percent through 2018, creating governance challenges for organizations. But researchers from the Department of Information Systems have developed a reference model that can help companies create order around their predictive and embedded analytics.

New research by a team of information systems and supply chain experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business shows that adding business analytics to the supply chain toolbox can make the process of evaluating supply chains easier, faster and more targeted.