Throughout history, statistics has played an important role. In the ancient past, census was a form of data analysis. Today, every click on every browser around the world, and every sensor in every device, contributes to the expansion of the global datasphere. To understand business analytics today, this course gives you a peek into history. The history of analytics and how different types of information resulted from various types of analysis will help you understand today’s terms like Big Data. This course gives you an overview of the world of Business Analytics seen through the lens of history and with a look into the future: the cognitive era.