Modern dashboards contain summarized and interactive visualizations, and when done correctly, should effectively communicate performance. This guiding principle hasn’t changed in the last 10 years as the popularity of dashboards and data visualization soared. However, the technology choices, features, and approaches have advanced. Mobility, cloud and data exploration technologies have helped expand the persons who can create and […]
Lestor Meadows from Kimberly-Clark provides insights into what a successful BI Awareness and Adoption program looks like and how to sustain it for 5+ years and put it on auto-pilot. Don’t miss this one!
Shawn Rogers provided in-depth insights on 5 Cs of BI: culture, community, collaboration, commitment, and consistency.
Matt takes us through his four-step process, “From WHERE to There”, a simple process to transform WHERE questions into geo spatial solutions for your business.
“Mapify your KPIs”, is a process to identify existing business problems and process where location, proximity, or distance matters. The result of this process are definitions for new leading indicators and supporting analytics that align to your performance management, Business Intelligence, and analytics strategy.
Collective Insights is a brand new market study from Dresner Advisory Services that combines collaborative Business Intelligence and governance to formulate a clear path for consensus based decision making.
To set the record straight, we connected with Andrew Brust. He’s a 15-year Big Data veteran who not only is a Senior Director, at Datameer, but also a highly sought-after influencer and speaker on the topic of Big Data, as well as a blogger on ZDNet in his column ‘Big On Data’.
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We reached out to our good friend David Dadoun at the Aldo Group to get a customer’s perspective on the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms . His experience and current use of multiple BI platforms gave us some deep insight and colorful feedback that you can’t miss.
Geof manages two completely diverse groups of users and business cases that his team has to cater to – the university information systems and the health system. Listen in to discover some of the methods they used to deal with not only the disruption, but also with promoting user adoption.
At TE Connectivity, Naveen Narra manages the Business Intelligence, architecture and big data solution teams for over 4,000 BI Users. Naveen and his team exemplifies “analytics success.” Their secret is a proven approach that focuses on building momentum with tactical wins. Here are 10 steps that he used to gain buy-in from executives to tackle more strategic big data opportunities using modern in-memory analytics tools like SAP HANA.
Creating a BICC is about managing people and reconciling conflicting forces. Enterprise vs departmental data, business needs vs enterprise IT needs, top down vs bottom up, efficiency vs effectiveness are key themes that require strong leadership, and a dedicated team. For organizations that can ride a wave of success to grow an effective BICC, the financial, operational, and organizational impact could be revolutionary for your organization!
Our first AOF podcast guest was author and data visualization expert Alberto Cairo. The nuggets of knowledge in his AOF podcast episode, How to Visualize your Data were amazing!
Now, Alberto’s new book “The Truthful Art,” is taking the world by storm, so Ryan Goodman is having Alberto Cairo back for his “Mapify your KPIs” webinar series to narrow the focus to Visual Storytelling with Maps.
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In 2016, the battlefront for analytics supremacy moves to the cloud. Pure cloud players like Salesforce.com and Amazon (AWS), are serious entrants into the cloud analytics business while enterprise mega-vendors like Microsoft, SAP and Oracle re-invent their BI businesses for the cloud. Forrester recently reported in its tech spending forecast 2016: “The amount of money […]
The demand for geospatial analytics is a byproduct of increasing volumes of spatial data we create. In 2016, more BI and analytics stakeholders will push for spatial analysis as a key requirement. Our co-creator of Analytics on Fire and maps guru will expand on one of our most popular 2015 articles, “3 Steps to Mapify your Big Data KPIs.” LIVE […]
An “Ugly BI App” is more than a bad color palette and poor composition. It is a negative visceral reaction that business users have to Business Intelligence. Many organizations have realized that even well-designed solutions fail to gain acceptance and adoption. The top 3 reasons why Ugly BI Apps get rejected: 1. The solution is […]
In 2015, most organizations are working to harness modern data visualization capabilities to bolster adoption and Business Intelligence. The sheer number of resources (books, articles, papers) for learning how to use visualization for data science, business analytics, and media are plentiful. How has data visualization changed in 2015? While the principles that guide data visualization […]
Internet of Things is creating new opportunities to better understand how customers, employees, and assets behave through device generated data. As consumers, we are participants in the “Internet of Everything” boom by using connected smartphones, cars, and home appliances. The data we generate every day is invaluable for enterprises that can effectively analyze and communicate the impact of IoT trends. […]
As your enterprise conforms to an “internet of things” world, your customers, employees, and seemingly unlimited connected devices are generating tons of location data. Machine and device generated data is a breeding ground for new big data opportunities, and over 80% of this data has a location attribute. Why Location Matters? Your customers and employees […]
Maps and Location Intelligence will be a critical decision-making tools for your organization if they aren’t already. Maps are not like pie charts and gauges, but they are often treated as executive eye candy by Business Intelligence practitioners. It is well documented that data viz experts hate pie charts because they are ineffective communication tools. Exploring the following questions […]
Sizing up your big data problems to some of the largest companies in the world is a great way to put things in perspective. Big data analytics can require extremely sophisticated algorithms, but the success hinges on delivering actionable information to those who need it. The following examples exemplify big data visualization success because the result […]
Not all data visualizations can be simplified to a speedometer or bar chart. Big data visualizations require more sophisticated visualization tools and more brainpower. Here are some big data visualizations examples that will blow your mind! 1. Topological Data Analysis Many data sources do not always fit nicely into a linear regression during the statistical analysis so when […]
Are you struggling to figure out what data visualization tool to choose for your next-generation data visualization project? Many business professionals will cling to Excel or legacy BI platforms, but happens when you need to access and visualize the results of millions, or billions of records? Here are a couple of tips that you can […]