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Analysts [Information Technology] or ICT [Information Communications Technology] Business Analysts define software requirements and specifications and guide program design and development. Future Growth Strong

The analyst's role sits between the initial business analysis stage and the detailed system design, building and programming stages of the systems development process.

ICT [Information Communications Technologies] business analysts work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users' business needs.

ICT business analysts use data and process modelling techniques to create clear system specifications for the design and development of system software. They are a central reference and information source, providing guidance and assistance in the system project decision making process.

ANZSCO description: Identifies and communicates with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions.

Alternative names: Applications and Analyst Programmer, BA (ICT), Business Consultant (ICT), Business Systems Planner, Software Designer, Solutions Architect

Specialisations: Business Systems Analyst

Knowledge, skills and attributes

This career would appeal to people who have: Datacentre

  • an ability to conceptualise and think creatively - imaginative and good at creative reasoning
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  effective negotiation and customer management skills
  • sound administrative skills and good analytical and reporting abilities
  • effective time management and personal organisation skills
  • an understanding of user needs and a business outcome approach and can articulate visions
  • a logical approach to problem solving and an investigative and inquisitive mind
  • able to work independently or as part of a team
  • able to accept responsibility
  • willing to continuously update personal IT skills and knowledge

Duties and Tasks

Analysts and ICT business analysts may perform the following tasks:

  • research how IT systems are used and look at ways to improve use and efficiencyPassword
  • review and develop computer systems, computer languages, data communication processes and user interface devices
  • test new IT system designs and fix design problems found
  • test new system components
  • write reports describing findings, sometimes for publication.

Working conditions

ICT business analysts normally work in offices or laboratories in comfortable surroundings. They typically work about 40 hours a week, the same as many other professional or office workers. Evening or weekend work may be necessary to meet deadlines or to solve specific problems. Telecommuting is increasingly common for many computer professionals as networks expand, allowing more work to be done from remote locations through modems, laptops, electronic mail, and the Internet. However, some work still must be done in the office for security or other reasons.

Tools and technologies

ICT business analysts may use the following tools and technologies:

  • high capacity removable media drives
  • liquid crystal display projectors
  • Notebook computers; laptop computers; personal computers
  • analytical or scientific software, database user interface and query software
  • electronic mail software
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • project management software.

Education and training/entrance requirements

To become an ICT business analyst you usually need to complete a degree with a major in business information technology, information technology, computer science, or software engineering.

Did You Know?

At the computer

The first computer was built in 1823 by Charles Babbage and it was powered by steam!

IP (Internet Protocol), the way computers talk on the internet, defines an addressing scheme so that every device attached to a network can be uniquely identified and contacted.

IPv4 (IP Version 4), which is what we are currently using, allocates 32 bits for addresses. Hence there are up to 232 = 4,294,967,296 addresses. 4 billion addresses for computers, etc.

However, we are running out of IP addresses. The next version of IP, version 6, allocates 128-bits for identifying each network device. That is, there will be 2128 = 3.4 x 1038 = 340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 addresses.
There are 7.5 x 1018 grains of sand in all the worlds beaches.There are 1028 atoms in your body. IPv6 will give us 3.4 x 1038 addresses for computers, etc.

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