Can Great Icons Really Save Your Data Visualizations?

I l-o-o-o-v-e Icons! Especially flat icons! They’re small, fun and very useful when it comes to data visualizations. They foster a better user experience by making data visualizations easier for audiences to comprehend and retain. Of course, this effect only works when your icons are of a high quality to convey your message without detracting from the overall appearance of your graphs and charts.

7 Easy Ways to Humanize your Ugly Business Intelligence Dashboards

Simple Secrets to improve any data visualization

An ugly Business Intelligence dashboard can turn your idyllic data visualization dreams into grotesque nightmares, and it’s not just a matter of aesthetic preference. If your user interface is cluttered, disorganized or downright off-putting, your ability to understand and leverage analytics will be seriously compromised.

5 Reasons You Suck at BI Dashboard Design

While creating slides for an upcoming keynote on visual data storytelling I had a revelation! One of the main reasons people suck at designing ‘useful’ BI Dashboards is because they fail to #getbeyondthetrend. Have you ever noticed that 90% of BI dashboards only contain trends? They focus on why something happened, but not on how […]

The Top 2018 Analytics, AI, BI, IoT & Data Predictions on the Web!

Everything you need to know about Analytics in 15 minutes

If you’re like me, post the holiday break, you’re officially in the 2018 ‘goal setting’ mode. On the professional side, I started by searching on the internet to see which 2018 Analytics, Business Intelligence, and (more recently) Artificial Intelligence predictions were trending! What I found was 20+ google pages of articles from vendors, bloggers, and very questionable sources. It seems like predictions have become a trend!

Mico’s Top 5 BIDF Data Visual Storytelling Workshops of 2018

Happy New Year AOF community! To kick off 2018, like many of you, I scoured the internet to see what analytics predictions and trends were being discussed. After reviewing 80+ predictions (some good, some bad) from top news sites & influencers, two things are clear. One. Artificial Intelligence is the new Business Intelligence. Companies will either embrace it or get left behind. Two. The ability to tell visual stories is now required to ensure the success of future AI/BI projects.

BI Dashboard Formula Methodology Workshops

16: BI Awareness and Adoption Tactics that Work with Lestor Meadows of Kimberly-Clark

Discover how to create a self-sustaining BI Awareness and Adoption program for your organization

Welcome to another exciting episode of Analytics on Fire! This week’s topic comes from one of our customers, Kimberly-Clark. Lestor Meadows, Senior Manager of Global BI Delivery for Kimberly-Clark’s Enterprise Data Management and Analytics team, discusses how he took his highly successful Awareness and Adoption program from being a regional to a global phenomenon within […]

15: Why the Key to a Data-Driven Culture is Community with Shawn Rogers

Discover to key to gaining more value from big data, BI & analytics

This week on Analytics on Fire, I sat down with the godfather of BI Communities and Chief Research Officer of Dell, Shawn Rogers, to discuss a topic that is becoming critical to driving a data-driven culture, your community. Shawn gives us a clear view on what it takes to drive a data-driven culture, as well as how to convince a […]

Ep #14: The Four Step Path to Success with GIS and Analytics with Matt Sheehan

Discover how to apply GIS solutions to solve your data problems

This week on Analytics on Fire, I was away on vacation, but Ryan had an exciting one-on-one with Matt Sheehan, a pioneer in the location intelligence community. Join us as Matt breaks down how GIS (Geographic Information System) is becoming a sought after solution across a range of industries looking to make better decisions for strategic growth. Matt […]