University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Exercises, Use Cases and Labs

The following resources are made available to educators as they utilize our datasets and platforms. This collection will grow and evolve with our systems, as we strive to be premier source of academic enterprise curriculum.


SAS is a word leader in analytics and provides Walton College with enterprise software tools including Enterprise Guide, Enterprise Miner and Visual Analytics. At Walton, we incorporate SAS in our curriculum to equip students with the highly valued skills of data analytics and visualization.
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Teradata University Network

The Teradata University Network (TUN) serves as a bridge between academia and the world of practice. The Walton College is a TUN member, a group dedicated to being the premier academic resource for knowledge about data warehousing, decision support systems, business intelligence, and databases. Also, Walton College Enterprise Computing systems serve as a host to TUN members for access to large-scale, real-world databases.


Microsoft Enterprise Consortium

The Microsoft Enterprise Consortium, hosted by the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, utilizes Microsoft SQL Server 2016 suite of software products to support a broad base of academic learning and research interests world-wide. Over the past two years, thousands of faculty and students world-wide have accessed the Consortium resources for a wide-variety of teaching and learning activities and courses. New server resources were implemented in Fall 2009 to ensure strong performance for the anticipated growth in users.


IBM Academic Initiative

The University of Arkansas serves as an IBM hub for universities that are teaching mainframe and open source Linux courses. The Sam M. Walton College of Business has been enhancing students' class experiences through the use of courseware and access to hardware and software provided by IBM and the Academic Initiative. The Sam M. Walton College of Business has received a long-term loan of an IBM Systems z Mainframe Server to run software from the IBM Academic Initiative.



SAP University Alliance

The SAP University Alliance is an effort to enable university faculty to teach students about technology-enabled integrated business processes and strategic thinking.


Access to Datasets

Large datasets administered by Walton College Enterprise Systems are for academic use only, and access to them is made available through connections to specific enterprise platforms.

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