What is location intelligence and why is it important?

Visualization can change the way that we look at data and information.   If that data contains a geographic/geospatial component then utilizing location information can help provide a new layer of insight for certain kinds of analysis.  Location intelligence is the integration and analysis of visual geographic/geospatial information as part of the decision making process.  A … Continue reading What is location intelligence and why is it important?

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

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

Is This the Death of the Data Cube? (continued)

I’ve never been a fan of the data cube. In fact, I’ve always disliked it because it seems so constraining. I don’t want to be chained to a certain thought process when I’m analyzing data. Maybe that’s because I try to use a variety of analytical approaches when gaining insight from data. Recently, Robin Bloor … Continue reading Is This the Death of the Data Cube? (continued)