Information Technologies: Day in the Life
Business & Systems Analyst
H.I.P. Employee since 2003
After I play with my puppy for a while, I dial from home into the VPN and do some data cleansing, which means that the data is updated and reflects the correct values.
I come into the office and immediately begin testing new software that we’ll be rolling out to the customer service area in a few weeks. The testing will take several hours.
I run out to the gym with a co-worker and get some lunch on the way back in.
One of the coordinators has a problem with our inventory of returned products, so we discuss the issue and how to better our recordkeeping. I rewrite some of the data and we’ll meet later on today to discuss how to make improvements.
I have a meeting with my manager. We’re trying to understand some data and need to write an SQL query to determine what it’s telling us.
Brief systems meeting with the president to update our priorities on which reports and data need to be downloaded to Excel and manipulated.
I list everything I’ve accomplished today in my notebook and what I need to do tomorrow so that I have starting place when I come in.