ITECH7406 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing – Assignment 1 – Individual Analytic Report

Subject Code: ITECH7406

Subject Name: ITECH7406 Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Individual analytic report: 20%

Word Count: 1800 words

Due Date: Friday, 08 May 2020 -17:00 (Week 08)

There are new and exciting developments that are taking place in the Business Intelligence literature that is constantly shaping the use and implementation of Business Intelligence and Data warehousing tools and applications in organizations. The objective of this assessment is to:

(i)Provide a forum for students to investigate the practice, approaches and understanding of business intelligence as it is being applied in the real world to realize organizational objectives.

(ii)Allow students to show innovation and creativity in applying SAP Business Objects Lumira, SAP Predictive Analytics, or any other analytical tool and designing useful visualization for chosen dataset.

Students are expected to select a dataset of choice and through research into the literature and analytics on selected dataset, provide answer to one (1)of the following research questions:

1.How can data analytics provide business value to organisations?

2.How do cultural and organisational issues impact the data analytics?

3.What is the impact of data analytics in novel and interesting domains such sports, healthcare and cyber security?

Some Datasets/Sources:

1.http://data.un.org/Explorer.aspx

2.http://data.worldbank.org/topic/environment

3.https://data.oecd.org/

4.http://geodata.grid.unep.ch/

5.http://open-data.europa.eu/en/data/publisher/eea

6.https://www.data.gov/

Assessment Tasks 1 (Individual Analytic Report)

Each student has to develop innovative analytics and visualization of the selected dataset. The individual report must address the following to answer the above one (1)selected research questions:

a.Explain by using any analytical tool appropriately to develop innovative analytical visualization diagrams the significant insights and patterns that you uncovered by analysing the chosen dataset.

b.Discuss the business values generated from these discoveries.

c.This will be submitted as an individual academic report (1800 words) on Friday, 08 May 2020 –17:00 (Week 08).

General Guidelines

Marks would depend on the following factors:

1.Depth of research to illustrate the BI tools/applications chosen

2.Quality of reference provided

3.Quality of academic report writing.

Make sure your follow academic report structure with cover page, introduction, use of headings, subheadings, conclusion sand reference section.

Please note that all references must adhere to APA style.

You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.

A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.

Marking Guide

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