Tag: business

The Magic of Data Visualization

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Data Visualization is a hot topic in the data world these days. Seeing your organization’s data mapped out in a colorful graph is more stimulating and easier to immediately understand—if created accurately and if it uses the right data. If you can have your data visualizations embedded in your dashboards, you get extra credit. Dashboards help all types of business users create an adaptive user experience, visualize complex data sets, and provide management with a timely snapshot of their organization to help them make smarter, data-driven decisions to manage business growth and performance.

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5 Buying Decisions and the Lessons They Teach Us about Governed Data Discovery

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A month ago we held a webinar entitled “Disentangling Discovery and BI— Understanding the Differences between Birst and Tableau.”  The webinar detailed a new study conducted by Blue Hill Research. The study examined results from firms that were interviewed after they evaluated data discovery tools and BI platform solutions and ultimately, chose a BI platform.  The webinar focused on why five large organizations made this choice and looked at the rationale behind it.

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Is Visualizing Data Enough?

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Last month I talked about how the initial high of being able to capture and manipulate large volumes of data is fading and that we are collectively looking toward what is coming next. A significant part of this is a shift toward realizing the value of data quickly and intuitively. The possibilities that were once hidden deep within mountains of data, are just now being uncovered in ways that deliver competitive advantage. I believe one of the massive challenges still facing today’s businesses is around identifying the information that is valuable and turning it into ways that any stakeholder, whether business user or data analyst, can use it to maximize productivity. The biggest question related to the end goal is which path you take to get there.

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