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.
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.
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 […]
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!
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.
I’m excited to be heading to SAPinsider BI 2017 co-located with HANA 2017 and Basis & SAP Administration 2017, taking place February 22 – March 2, 2017, at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
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 […]
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 […]
I’m excited to be heading to SAPinsider BI 2016 co-located with HANA 2016, Financials 2016, GRC 2016, HR 2016, and BASIS 2016, taking place June 20-22, 2016 at the Austria Center Vienna. Catch me at booth: #205 with my friends from Xoomworks and GB&Smith.
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 […]