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Jul 10 2019   3:59PM GMT

business analytics (BA)

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Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organization’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Continued…

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“Companies often report the highest analytics success when blending teams, so data scientists working alongside business analysts can produce operational benefits.” – Ed Burns

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The use of a spreadsheet when a data warehouse was required created a situation _______ effective analysis was impossible.
a. where
b. in which

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