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Alumni Publications

Get a glimpse into the knowledge and skills you can gain with SJU’s online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics. Read about the BI/BA research our alumni have undertaken in these publications.

“Business Intelligence Competency Centers: Centralizing an Enterprise Business Intelligence Strategy” by Daniel O’Neill

Enterprises are turning toward a centralized approach to BI that aligns with their overall strategic goals. At the core of the centralized approach is the business intelligence competency center (BICC). Daniel O’Neill details why the centralized BICC approach should be considered an essential component of all enterprise BI initiatives...Read More

“Business Intelligence Enhances Strategic, Long-Range Planning in the Commercial Aerospace Industry” by David Ellis

It is paramount for the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers to thoroughly understand past and current market conditions and be able to combine their understanding with the proper analytical tools to anticipate the market demands of the future if they are to remain the world leaders in their industry. David Ellis, presents a discussion of industry factors, and more importantly, how analysis of those factors are integral to the projection of future demands within the commercial aerospace market to provide their airline customers with the right product at the right time...Read More

“The Future Talent Shortage Will Force Global Companies to Use HR Analytics to Help Manage and Predict Future Human Capital Needs” by Carey W. Worth

Companies have already started using business intelligence to transform and maximize the potential of their human capital. The use of human capital based business intelligence has increasingly become one of the vital strategic components for world-class companies. Carey W. Worth explains why companies should use analytics (a subset of Business Intelligence) to transform and maximize the potential of their human capital...Read More

“Using Business Intelligence in College Admissions: A Strategic Approach” by William Amburgey

In general, higher education is slow to adopt new or emerging technologies, causing inefficiency. In this article, W. O. Dale Amburgey and John C. Yi detail their creation of a predictive model for undergraduate success. Intended to assist admissions officers to evaluate the likeliness of academic success among applicants, the model used several analytical tools to predict students’ GPA at the end of their first year. The result: a more consistent, equitable approach to admissions...Read More

“BI’s Impact on Analyses and Decision Making Depends on the Development of Less Complex Applications” by Robert Sawyer

Many Business Intelligence applications, with their technology-centric, engineering-oriented perspective, are too complicated for the common end-user. In this article, Robert Sawyer argues for a more human-centric approach to BI analysis tools to promote wider adoption...Read More

“IT and Business Can Succeed in BI by Embracing Agile Methodologies” by Alex Gann

Implementing BI solutions usually requires IT expertise, but too often businesses struggle to accurately communicate their needs and ideas to their IT groups. Alex Gann argues that organizations can overcome such obstacles by using methods in which requirements and solutions evolve iteratively and incrementally between cross-functional teams...Read More

“Mitigating Risk: Analysis of Security Information and Event Management” by Ken Lozito

Organizations usually use BI tools in strategic planning, but they can also be applied to proactively protect data and systems from online threats. Ken Lozito explains how the field has evolved to allow organizations to efficiently manage IT security standards and resources...Read More

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