Description: Combines operations research and applied statistics, covering the use of applied mathematics and computer applications in business. Formerly known as MS -- Quantitative Analysis and taught by the Department of Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems, this program has been evolving since the late 1970s. Relevant job-placement opportunities include supply-chain management, manufacturing, operations, health-care analysis, marketing research, financial risk analysis, information technology and consulting.
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree in any field is acceptable. Admission is selective based on academic and professional achievement, performance on a standardized tests (GRE or GMAT), communication skills and record of effective leadership.
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
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