Achieving Analytics Maturity: 3 Tips from the experts

What does it take to achieve analytics maturity?  Earlier this week, Dave Stodder and I hosted a webcast with a panel of vendor experts from Cloudera, Microstrategy, and Tableau.  These three companies are all sponsors of the Analytics Maturity Model; an analytics assessment tool that measures where your organization stands relative to its peers in … Continue reading Achieving Analytics Maturity: 3 Tips from the experts

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Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

I recently completed TDWI’s latest Best Practices Report: Next Generation Analytics and Platforms for Business Success. Although the phrase "next-generation analytics and platforms" can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things (IoT), most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards. For … Continue reading Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

Data visualization and the dynamic dashboard

 I’m a big fan of data visualization because it really helps people understand information.  You can certainly derive a lot of insight from a report, but sometimes it helps to look at data in a different way.  Dashboards are one way to get information to people in an easily digestible format.  However, in order for … Continue reading Data visualization and the dynamic dashboard

Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Several weeks ago, Hurwitz & Associates deployed a short survey entitled, “Four questions about innovations in analysis”.  Well, the results and they are quite interesting!   THE SURVEY   First, a few words about the survey itself and who responded to the survey.   We wanted to make the survey short and sweet.  We were … Continue reading Four Questions about Innovations in Analysis

Four questions about BI Innovation

As many of you know, I have been spending a great deal of time researching the area of innovations in BI. Yesterday, I posted a short four question survey regarding how companies might be using some of the analysis technologies that are out in the market today. I'm starting to get some interesting responses! I'd … Continue reading Four questions about BI Innovation

Innovations in Data Visualization – Animation and more

Robin Bloor and I were briefed by SAS about some of its visualization technologies last week as part of the research we’re undertaking in innovations in BI.   SAS has thought a lot about visualization.  In fact, the company has an interesting user centric UI model that actually looks at classes of users across various visualization … Continue reading Innovations in Data Visualization – Animation and more

Innovations in Data Visualization – Visual analytics

A wise man once told me, “Look at the data. What are the data telling you?” That was my dissertation advisor, some twenty years ago, before the term data visualization was even coined. And that’s the sensible advice I’ve followed throughout my career when analyzing all different kinds of data. Data visualization in the form … Continue reading Innovations in Data Visualization – Visual analytics