Data analytics is all about delivering insights you might never see without the details, software and intelligence to ask the right questions. Everyone has data – but not everyone has knowledge. New companies like PowerHouse Dynamics are letting us track electric use down to each outlet to see how much… Read More →
Sure, pitchers and catchers have reported to spring training to prepare for another baseball season and the Winter Olympics are in full swing in Vancouver, but the back office pros of data analytics in sports are heading to chilly Boston for the real “winter classic.” Since 2004, MIT Sloan School… Read More →
The Obama Administration’s transparency and open government initiative has stirred much interest from both supporters and critics. Following Government 2.0 aspirations, a major mechanism to deliver this new transparency is through upgraded websites with greater focus on usability, improved access to various stores of information, and newer data visualization capabilities… Read More →
What is business intelligence? Ask ten co-workers to define business intelligence and you’ll likely get a number of answers (including words like database, data warehouse, data mining, analytics, competitive information, visualization, risk analysis, etc.). But, we’d be willing to bet that all of the definitions would be different.
Data visualization is cool.” So said the author of this piece on Twitter data visualization and business intelligence tools from the Harvard Business Review.
Politics and cell phone coverage are two subjects that get people complaining about the status quo. They are also common reasons for seeking insights from details in maps derived from user information and data visualization. The intelligence comes from watching those maps evolve over time or adapt to shifting trends. … Read More →
Are you a Spotfire user with a great business intelligence or analytics story to share? We’re looking for Spotfire users to talk about their Spotfire successes using R/S+ in commercial applications at the upcoming R User Conference.
Check out this blog on VizWorld showing an ultra cool use of visualization from The World Economic Forum. The Risk Interconnect Map (RIM) 2010, while very cool, is very serious use of data analytics, risk, and visualization. This map shows the risks to everyday life as we know it. The… Read More →
Was analytics behind Film Director Kevin Smith’s eviction from a recent Southwest flight? If so, the tale reminds us that analytics need to be combined with common sense and good decision-making.
As Doc told us all in the Back to the Future movies, the flux capacitor is “what makes time travel possible.” After reading this article on eMarketer.com, we found ourselves thinking that maybe, business analytics is “what makes social media possible.”