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Volume 5 Issue 1
 
imageCloud Concepts and the Impact on Business Analysts
Cloud Computing is generating significant interest and momentum. The cloud eco-system requires new considerations for the business analysis community to fully take advantage of cloud computing opportunities.
 
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imageBecoming a Pharma/Biotech Business Analyst
“I want to be a business analyst in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry—what do I need to know? What skills do I need to have?” As President of the Pharma/Biotech Special Interest Group at International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), I hear that question a lot.
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imageThank you to IIBA Volunteers
As we enter another new year, we take a few moments to reflect on 2013, and all of the amazing work accomplished by our volunteers to enhance the BA profession through International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).
 
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New Career Centre Resources and Job Postings
By Maureen McVey, CBAP Head of Learning and Development, IIBA

If finding your ideal business analysis position tops your list of New Year’s resolutions, be sure to visit the IIBA Career Centre. Post your profile and résumé if you haven’t already, and sign-up for job alerts.. 
 
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Tales of Future Past
By Julian Sammy, Head of Research and Innovation, IIBA
 
Three years ago, in January 2011, many of the senior leadership team made predictions about the effects that emerging technologies will have on the practice of business analysis by the end of 2013.  I'm pretty pleased with my prognostications. 

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IIBA Board of Directors 2014 Election Call for Candidates!
 
On June 24, 2014, as part of the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM), International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) will be holding elections for the seven open Board of Directors positions. Candidate applications are being accepted until January 31, 2014. 
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Research Study: The Use of Conceptual Data Models
By Julian Sammy, Head of Research and Innovation, IIBA
   
There is still time to participate in a global research study on the uses of conceptual models. The study aims to discover principles that will help BAs to create and validate conceptual data models more effectively—and we need your help. Survey participants will be entered into a prize draw.
 
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Business Analysis Trends from Business Analysis Workshop Italy 2013, Part 1
Helping Business Do Business Better from Practitioner to Practitioner

By Prassede Columbo, IIBA Italy Chapter President, CEO PMProjetti

Business Analysis Workshop Italy (BAWI) is the exclusive, annual workshop in Italy dedicated to professionals and managers in organizations that deal with business analysis. BAWI 2013 allowed us to evaluate the results of the application of business analysis, and how organizations are applying it and developing skills to define the right solutions at the right time. 

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Business Analysis Trends from Business Analysis Workshop Italy 2013, Part 2,
Case Study and Round Table

By Prassede Colombo, IIBA Italy Chapter President, CEO PMProgetti
   
In this article we will see the evolution of business analysis in Telecom Italia and the experiences of important organizations in the current context.
 
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Real Words that Work - Sorting Out GPS Blocks
By Patricia Dvies, President, Patricia Davies Communications
   
GPS matters (grammar, punctuation, spelling) normally appear at the end of this column, however, at this time of resolutions and new beginnings I’ve decided to confess a GPS failing.
 
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Book Your Spot for an IIBA Webinar in January
   
We have upcoming presentations in Decision Modeling, Modeling Business Processes and a step-by-step approach to writing effective use cases. Register now!
 
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