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Business Intelligence: Trick or Treat?

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Kathleen Moran | October 28, 2014

It’s likely many of us will experience a fright or two this week as Halloween festivities kick into high gear. Zombies, witches and goblins are scary enough in a haunted house. When it comes to enterprise data, however, these spooky elements are not only frightening—they’re downright dangerous....

Data Discovery QuickClip: Why Are People Moving to North Dakota?

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Porter Thorndike | October 22, 2014

In this video, I use WebFOCUS InfoDiscovery to analyze 2013 Census data. My goal was to see where people were moving and to understand why they were doing so. I measured this first with a Scatterplot from the Visualization Library and learned that population change and employment change typically...

Gartner’s 2015 Tech Trends Lead To Pervasive BI

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Rado Kotorov | October 21, 2014

UPDATED JANUARY 16, 2015. I recently participated in a webcast on the BrightTALK channel with analyst Rick van Der Lans on this topic. We had a great discussion on everything from the Internet of Things to data warehousing. You can watch it on demand here: Ten 2015 Tech Trends That Will Lead to...

Data Visualization Tips: Think Beyond the Original Spec

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Porter Thorndike | October 07, 2014

Over the years, I‘ve spent a lot of time studying visualization and the best practices of displaying information.  I subscribe to the major agreed-upon principles (using the right visualization, minimalist chart formatting, flat color schemes, etc.) and find myself closely aligned with Stephen...

Don't Be Duped: Stop The PACs, Save Yourself!

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Jake Freivald | September 19, 2014

I love tools. New tools, especially. Things that help me see things I never saw before.   And I do mean "see". Huge portions of our brains are dedicated to visual pattern matching, and we can't even turn it off. Line graphs are simple, so I'll use them here instead of more sophisticated...