Tag Archive for data visualizations

7 Alternatives to the Bar Graph for SMB Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Adam Bluemner recently wrote, “Stop. Take a deep breath. Let go of the mouse. There is a better answer. And it’s probably not another bar graph. As technology advances and business management techniques continued to be refined, there’s an increased focus on enabling data-based decision making. These days it’s hard to find…

Making the Most of Cloud-Based Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Management, Bob Violino recently noted, “More than 50 percent of businesses currently use or plan to use cloud-based business intelligence, according to a survey by Dresner Advisory Services. Still several common hurdles have limited cloud-based BI’s adoption in some companies. The report, the latest in the firm’s Wisdom of…

Using Data Visualization to Create Real Business Insights

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by Angela Guess Angela Hausman recently wrote for Business2Community, “Great data insights don’t mean much if the folks controlling change don’t understand them or don’t have the time to pour over columns of data. Enter data visualization; the key to getting data insights to cause change that improves your market performance. Big data isn’t a…

Cambridge Intelligence Introduces KeyLines 2.0

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that, “In July 2014, Cambridge Intelligence proudly announced the release of KeyLines 2.0 – the next  generation of network visualization. KeyLines is a Software Development Kit (SDK) for building network visualization applications. Using the KeyLines toolkit, developers can create sophisticated and powerful web applications…

The Power of Interactive Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Ben Kerschberg of Forbes recently wrote, “Designers often fail to achieve both form and functionality, creating instead subpar visualizations—e.g., bar charts, steamgraphs, treemaps, Gannt charts, and scatter plots—that fail to serve their main purpose of communicating information. These are far from the ideal way to consume data. As a result, users responsible for…

Businesses Can Take A Page From National Security Playbook: Connect the Dots Within Data To Discover Relationships

Ensuring national security is often a matter of connecting the dots – of discovering and digging into the relationships between individuals (recent evidence: Osama bin Laden being tracked down through one of his couriers), and among people and organizations. Businesses might want to take a page from that playbook, finding within their own data and…