Large companies have been using the power of business analytics for quite a while now. Your company desires to get in on the action; company executives believe that using advanced data analysis will enable the company to make smarter decisions and improve business performance. Business analytics gives companies the ability to look at past realizations and performance as well as set up new expectations and performance goals. Analytics-as-a-Service is a new delivery model that uses cloud technology to provide business insights without enormous infrastructure enhancements. The executive team has heard great things about analytics and cloud technology but is apprehensive because they are unfamiliar with the look and feel of the technology. The executive team is interested in your recommendations and eagerly awaiting your forward-thinking viewpoint. · Support the need for the use of analytics and cloud technology within this company. · Create a workflow diagram to illustrate how analytics and cloud technology could align with the company’s business processes.
Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length but must be included in the design document appendix. · Create three to five (3-5) screen layouts that illustrate the interface that organizational users will utilize. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length but must be included in the design document appendix. · Give one (1) recommendation for solution providers that could help your company secure a firm advantage by using analytics and cloud technology. · Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. · Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. · Include charts or diagrams created in MS Visio or Dia as an appendix of the design document. All references to these diagrams must be included in the body of the design document.
DO NOT thank your professor or the stockroom for doing their jobs, your lab partner for being your partner, or your roommate for putting up with you and letting you use their computer. While your gratitude is appreciated, it is unnecessary and unprofessional. This, and much of the information presented here, may differ from what is stated in your lab manual or class. If someone was particularly instrumental in helping you with equations, etc, they should be mentioned here. If your professor stimulates you into pursuing a graduate career in chemistry (or discourages it, for that matter!) then (s)he may be mentioned here. Textbooks, the lab manual, AND CURRENT JOURNALS should be consulted. The “references” section is for items which you “footnote” in the text. WEB PAGES SHOULD NOT BE USED (with the exception of the online versions of printed materials) as they are neither static nor peer-reviewed. THAT IS VERY SAD. GOOGLE DOES NOT PROVIDE AN EXHAUSTIVE EDUCATIONAL OR SCIENTIFIC SEARCH.
Online research can be useful in locating reference data, but caveat emptor- the base source should be cited and you should verify that the material you are citing is actually in the base source. An “articles consulted” or bibliography section may be included for reference materials you used but which you do not directly reference in the text of your report, though this is nonstandard. The references should be in the following format, per The ACS Style Guide . Please note that different journals have different standards- there is no universal agreement on reference format, but you should use ACS format. AuthorLastName, AuthorFirst(andMiddleIfWanted)Initial; OtherAuthorLast, OtherAuthorFirst. TitleOfBook, 1-WordPublisher: CityofPublication, YearOfPublication, PageReferenced. AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstInitial; OtherAuthorLast, OtherAuthorFirst. TitleOfJournalAbbreviated, YearOfPublication, Volume:IssueNumber, PageReferenced. AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstInitial; OtherAuthorLast, OtherAuthorFirst. TitleOfJournalAbbreviated, YearOfPublication, Volume:IssueNumber, PageReferenced. Wang, S.; Tsai, H.-L.; Hagen, K.S.; Hendrickson, D.N.; Christou, G. J. Am. Brown, H.C.; McDaniel, D.H.; Haflinger, O. in Determination of Organic Structures by Physical Methods; Brand, E.A.; Nachod, F.C., Eds.
Although universities need an income to survive, getting a college education should still come at no direct cost to the student. Free education would allow for a more educated nation as a whole, it would leave some students with more time to work more on their studies than their jobs, and it could encourage universities to get more creative. If more universities embraced the Pay It Forward model, the United States might become one of the most educated countries in the world. 15: What is the most important thing high school students should be learning but aren’t? There are many areas where public high school education could improve, but the most important is financial planning. While some may argue for better nutrition or fitness programs, that information is easily available online and even in commercials—and should actually be taught starting in elementary school. Stronger financial planning curricula would teach high schoolers how to establish credit, how to save for retirement, and how to budget.