Hartford Business Journal– Government officials in a number of Connecticut cities and towns have long wanted to broaden access to faster internet speeds to spur economic development and make their local communities more attractive places to live and work.
Stamford Advocate– The race is on to expand high-speed internet service across the country.
Stamford-based Charter Communications has emerged as a leader in the broadband industry, as it has connected millions of customers across the country in recent months to super-fast “gigabit” service. In Connecticut, public officials are also pushing ahead with a number of rapid-connection initiatives, which they argue are engines of economic growth. But these programs must tackle significant challenges — including recent regulatory changes — to fulfill their potential.
Business Analytics Professor, Students Unravel Mystery Surrounding Fiber-Optic Broadband Benefits
Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities now have some critical new information to consider as they examine whether to invest in ultra-fast, fiber-optic based broadband internet.
Professor Sudip Bhattacharjee and graduate students in UConn’s Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) program ranked each municipality on a three-tier scale, highlighting which are most likely to benefit from adding broadband service.
The MSBAPM capstone class, together with the State of Connecticut, worked on a project this past spring to determine the economic benefits of fiber-optic based high-speed Internet in Connecticut. The State office, along with the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and the CT Gig Project, are partnering with Professor Sudip Bhattacharjee in the OPIM department at the School of Business to understand the economic impact of improved broadband speeds.
Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Announces Formation of Connecticut State Broadband Office and Promotes Internet Survey as First Official Action
State of Connecticut Consumer Counsel Office – As the first official act of the State Broadband Office, Katz announced that the Office has partnered with the UConn School of Business to create two internet surveys – one for businesses, one for residents, which ask respondents about their internet speed, cost, usage, and satisfaction level with their options. The surveys are available through the following internet links:
Dean John Elliott and Associate Deans Sulin Ba, Larry Gramling, and George Plesko recognized employees for their years of service to the University and the State of Connecticut on Friday, May 2, 2014. The Employee Recognition Reception was held in the School of Business Board Room.
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Analyze…Manage…Communicate… Analyze an industrial size dataset, manage the project risk and time commitment, present and “sell” your results to all the stakeholders. This was the theme of the capstone course in the MS in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) program, taught by Sudip Bhattacharjee, Mark Tschiegg, and Michael Vandusen from January – April 2013. The final student presentations were held on Monday, April 22 at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC) in downtown Hartford.Continue Reading
Dr. Ram Gopal, department head of Operations & Information Management (OPIM) at the University of Connecticut School of Business, accompanied by OPIM faculty members Ramesh Sankaranarayanan, Sudip Bhattacharjee, Dmitry Zhdanov, and students Walid Namane, Imrus Sadiq, Carlo Guerriero, and Lily Elawar chatted with Neena Satija of NPR News about the overwhelming need for MIS (IT) skills in the state job market.Continue Reading
Sponsored by: Department of Operations and Information Management, and Central CT Chapter of the Society of Information Management
University of Connecticut students were given the opportunity to ask career questions and prod the minds of senior IT leaders at a special presentation in the Rome Commons Ballroom at South Campus on Thursday, October 20th, 2011. This presentation, titled, “Future Potential in IT” was sponsored by the Department of Operations and Information Management (OPIM) and the Central CT Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). It was a unique occasion for students to talk to senior IT leaders and recent graduates in the field. Continue Reading
The University of Connecticut School Of Business is pleased to announce a new and innovative master’s degree program from the Department of Operations and Information Management (OPIM). The Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management (MSBAPM) is designed to meet the growing demand for professionals who can analyze, organize and manage high-value business solutions in today’s complex business environments. This 33-credit program, offered in Hartford, Connecticut, allows students to pursue the program either full or part-time beginning in any regular semester. Applications are now being accepted for the program kickoff in Fall 2011. Continue Reading