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Welcome to the tech & data community! Whether you are a creative genius or an all-star programmer, this community focuses on the implementation of skill-sets anchored in interactivity, technology, and data analysis. Do you enjoy working with data, problem solving, and analytics? This community is for you!
You may wonder why you should join this community. Despite the fact that Kris and Donyiel are awesome (seriously - come see us in the Career Center; we are cool), this community connects a group of people who share a common interest in technology and data. We have staff, faculty, employers, and alumni who are eager to help you succeed. You will be able to develop and build professional skills with guidance from industry experts, alumni, and employers in your chosen field of interest. Our community emphasizes peer learning and shared knowledge to inspire excitement about career development and ideas of the future. We need innovators now more than ever, are you up for the challenge?
Ira DeshmukhCareer Ambassadorideshmukh@depaul.edu
Assistant Director, Employer Engagement - Diversity Recruitingdcrocke4@depaul.edu
Areas of interest in this field range widely but include web development, cybersecurity, software development and data science. Skills required to be successful in these areas include strong communication, project management, problem solving, writing skills, and creative thinking. As the world continues to change and technology continues to advance, there has never been a better time to explore the possibilities in this field.
Data analytics is the process of examining data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain, increasingly with the aid of specialized systems and software. Data analytics technologies and techniques are widely used in commercial industries to enable organizations to make more-informed business decisions and by scientists and researchers to verify or disprove scientific models, theories and hypotheses.
Information management is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. This sometimes involves those who have a stake in, or a right to that information. The organizational structure must be capable of managing this information throughout the information lifecycle regardless of source or format (data, paper documents, electronic documents, audio, social business, video, etc.) for delivery through multiple channels that may include cell phones and web interfaces. Given these criteria, we can then say that the focus of IM is the ability of organizations to capture, manage, preserve, store and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.
The term network security refers to protecting your digital assets (computer systems, programs, and information) from intrusion, destruction, theft, modification, or misuse. Network security can be made up of hardware devices, specialized software, physical security (i.e. locked computer rooms), and rules for people to follow. Just like securing your home, a network security system must protect against threats from the outside and deal with intruders if they make it inside.
Developers are at the forefront of the digital age. The websites we browse, the gifts we order and the news we peruse online are all made possible by the developers who design, build and implement websites, applications and software. They are heavily involved in website and app creation, from helping design aesthetic properties such as layout and color, to technical considerations such as how to design a website to handle a given amount of Internet traffic.
Careers in Information Management
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