Computer analysts are responsible for analyzing large amounts of information to provide their company with the information necessary to make decisions. These individuals process data using advanced computer systems and applications, and they must be proficient with running different scripts and automating workflows to find specific information. Generally, these professionals report their analysis to the information technology manager in their department. They use a personal computer to perform most of their tasks, including finding patterns and conducting data analysis. Computer analysts also analyze other departments' project requirements, as well as develop statistical and mathematical solutions to engineering and business problems.
Computer Analyst Tasks
Review, back up, and update systems regularly, documenting changes and system operation.
Compile, analyze, and evaluate data from multiple sources to provide decision-making information.
Coordinate, manage, and lead technical support for new products, software, upgrades, or equipment.
Configure systems for optimal end user support, including disaster recovery and scheduled downtime plans.