Two visualizations that do a great job delivering information

You could have the most sophisticated data analytics engine at your disposal, but it means next to nothing if you can't make sense of the finished intelligence.Essentially, organizations need visualizations that present intelligence in a way that complements the collected...

How is data visualization getting put to work?

Big data has represented a major turning point for businesses, public sector agencies and researchers from around the globe, and the best appears to just be getting better in these intelligence strategies. One of the more exciting goings-on to watch...

New industries embrace data visualization

Data visualization is helping a wider range of professionals and businesses embrace modern analytics and understand the findings and reports that accompany the deployments. Considering the fact that a strong understanding of big data and the ability to digest the...

The next step in big data analytics

Although business intelligence has already evolved significantly from the early 2000s, with big data becoming more prominent among companies and organizations from virtually every industry, the progression of the technology is far from reaching its pinnacle. Rather, developers, experts and vendors...

Visual data discovery in law

The legal sector, as well as corporate law, has been forever transformed by the advent of electronic information storage, analysis and discovery. No longer are law firms and legal departments bogged down by massive heaps of physical records and files,...

Going beyond “actionable insight”

If I had a nickel for every time I've read or heard the phrase "data analytics can provide you with actionable insight," I'd probably have enough money to buy a restaurant. Put the jargon to rest  Poor eating habits aside, I've always...

The difference between a dashboard and a data visualization

What? There's a difference, you say? Although there are plenty of people out there who would use the words "dashboard" and "visualization" to describe the same thing, that doesn't mean they're necessarily right in doing so. It's a mismatch that I've consistently stumbled...

Do data visualization and storytelling work well together?

Lately, I've stumbled across a number of blogs discussing how data visualization can be used to tell stories. "If it's one thing every good story has, it's conflict."Depending on who you speak to, the concept of storytelling can be either very...

Closer to the heart: Using analytics to better understand customers

From time to time, I've spoken with marketers about how they're using data analytics, often finding they're leveraging the technology to "find stronger leads" for their sales departments. While there's nothing necessarily wrong with this approach, these professionals are neglecting an...

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