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Business Analyst

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1. This is a job title typical for an IS graduate. Business analysts work both with business units such as Human Resources and the programmers. They discover the needs of the business unit and then translate those needs into documentation for the progra






2. Repear the primary key from the parent table in each corresponding record of the child table as a foreign key to link tables together






3. A pre-built site with placeholder text - images - and a pre-selected theme. Site templates are the closest thing to an instant website.






4. The opposite of contrast. Layouts demonstrating affinity show subtle variations in color or brightness.






5. Designing websites and applications to meet the needs of the user.






6. Programs that greatly simplify the process of building a website. Google Sites is the authoring tool that we will use.






7. Systems that manage day to day transactions of the business.






8. Running development software such as Dreamweaver on your workstation. The major advantage is that it runs very fast when running locally.






9. Describes how easy the system is to use and navigate






10. Make very small loans (typically under 500) to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Most Loans are repaid in six months to a year.






11. Structured Query Language is the language used by most relational database management systems. It requires very little code to accopmlish powerful operations.






12. A wat to get information out of a database. Often a report will gather information together from multiple tables and present it as a single table






13. The process of analyzing data to spot trends and opportunities.






14. These are fixed costs associated with starting a business. Often refers to one time costs.






15. The ability to capture and store information gathered from a form into a database. Database integration also refers to the ability to extract and display information from a database on a website.






16. A part of the spreadsheet - usually at the top - where the key variables are given their values.






17. Defines a set of background elements - colors - and fonts as well as a set of slide layouts.






18. Usually the recommended way to start a small business. If the business goes under - you are not personally liable for the businesses debts.






19. Compares coninuous categories such as time on a common measure






20. A way to get information into database. Each field in the form corresponds to a field in the database table






21. A high level management overview of the data--sometimes depicted using dials and needles similar to an automobile dashboard. In a car.






22. A giant database that contains periodic dumps from many databases throughout the company. BI systems query the data warehouse to spot patterns and trends.






23. Accessing development software that lives in the cloud. The major advantage is that the development process tends to be greatly simplified.






24. A built in Excel function that calculates loan payments. Inputs to the function include the loan amount (pv) - the interest rate (rate) - and the number of loan payments (nper).






25. The process of copying data from many databases throughout the enterprise into the datawarehouse






26. The largest systems of all. ERP systems tie together all aspects of the business from accounting to the shop floor.






27. Suggests causality by plotting independent and dependent variables on the same graph.






28. One or more fields that uniquely identify each record in the table






29. A marketing term that refers to the ability of a brand to stand out from the crowd.






30. The process of fishing for patterns in the data using computing power because you really do not know what to look for.






31. A visual query tool in excel that allows you to easily group and summarize data






32. Describes how best to represent information






33. Model slides that define the theme elements. The slide master defines the background elements - colors - and fonts. The layout masters provide a menu of possible layouts to apply to a slide.






34. Compares discrete (distinct) categories on a common measure






35. A PowerPoint template well suited for creating schematic reports because of its small font size and versatile layouts.






36. An analysis of how the calculation results vary with changes in the initial assumptions.






37. Compares discrete categories on a common measure.






38. A method for designing information systems. The life cycle proceeds through the following stages: an analysis of the current state - development of requirements - design of a solution - development from the design and finally to implementation or rol






39. The cheapest way to start a business. It is just you doing business under another name. However - you are personally liable for business debts.






40. Similar to a template but without the placeholder text and images. A theme specifies formatting--layout - colors - and fonts






41. Variable names created by capitalizing the first letter of each word and eliminating the spaces between words.






42. An analysis of the attractiveness of the industry in which the company operates.






43. The organization of items on a page. For example - a 2up layout consists of two blocks of images and/or text.






44. Mini services that exist in the cloud and can be snapped into your webpage. For example - you can include a weather gadget.






45. The process of uncovering the numbers that contribute to creating a summary number. Drill down is like being shocked at you ATM balance and then calling the bank to get a list of withdrawls and payments made against your account.






46. An analysis of five key forces which profiles the attractiveness of an industry. These include the bargaining power of suppliers and buyers - barriers to entry - threat of substitutes - and the competitive rivalry of firms already in the industry.






47. The delivery of accurate - useful information to the appropriate decision makers within the necessary fime frame to support effective decision making.






48. A user-friendly way to get information into a database.






49. What you make on every sale after subtracting variable costs.






50. A business presentation combining concise text and graphics. Schematic reports should be brief - well organized - and easy to navigate. Though usually designed in PowerPoint - schematic reports are intended primarily to be read rather than projected.