HMW2.docx - Ch1 Business Analytics for Gaming Firm Review Questions 1.Business analysis is a branch of knowledge that defines business needs and

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Ch1: Business Analytics for Gaming Firm Review Questions: 1.Business analysis is a branch of knowledge that defines business needs and identifies solutions to their problems. Solutions often include system development, and can consist of practical improvements or organizational changes. The person doing the job is called a business analyst. Business analysts who only develop software systems can be called business IT analysts, technical business analysts, or system analysts. 2. The data world takes raw data and pair it with analysis to make it more accessible and valuable to organizations. To do this, data scientists need a unique combination of skills - a solid foundation in mathematics, algorithms and a good understanding of human behaviors, as well as knowledge and understanding of the sectors in which they work, to put the results in context. From here, they can explore insights from the data and start to identify trends. Technical skills The most common programming languages used in big data applications are Java, Python, C and R. Good understanding of some of these languages will be required for most entry-level positions. For huge databases, there is significant growth in the use of Hadoop and MongoDB, so learning them will put you in a good position.
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