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

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Practical Operational BI

I recently had an interesting conversation about business intelligence and operational BI with Steve Mauss, President and COO of Knowledge Relay.  Knowledge Relay was founded in 1984 and has its roots in project management software for the aerospace/defense and government verticals.  Over the years, it has expanded its reach to support other industries such as … Continue reading Practical Operational BI

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