Lecture Notes for ACIS 1504 - Intro to Bus Analytics & BI with Lacoste at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide 2
Class:ACIS 1504 - Intro to Bus Analytics & BI
Subject:Accounting & Information Systems
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2005
  • Primary Storage
  • Network Computer
  • Information
  • Immediately
  • Midrange Computers
  • Assumptions
  • Supercomputer
  • Transmission Control
  • Specialized
  • Spreadsheet
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Hardware Exam Study Guide Chapters: 3, 6 & 10, Excel A-H and Lectures 9/29 – 10/27 except 10/25 Spreadsheets 1. Spreadsheet Design Goals a. Define each goal including: • • Clear, concise, logical presentation of data o Simplicity, Unity, Emphasis, Balance Efficiency o All calculations performed by spreadsheet, Easy data entry, Easy data analysis, Easy information output- the spreadsheet needs to do everything the spreadsheet can do (should not be whipping out the calculator), the computer has to do all the work it can do, having the spreadsheet do all of the redundant tasks Flexibility o Spreadsheet can be easily modified as the environment changes- if something in you business environment changes you need it to be flexible for change- (easy to drop out student, add an assignment)make sure reusable for anytime Auditability o Helps user understand contents of workbook, Prevent input of bad data- someone comes back and checks your work, easy for someone to check to make sure its right (shouldn’t be a hu...

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