Combining the scientific resources of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with Google’s software expertise is bound to change the way we see the world. According to Richard Spinrad, NOAA’s assistant administrator for research, a recent working agreement between NOAA and Google will be open to exploration in many different… 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 →
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 →
If you can make it to Boston, come visit on March 3 for a program aimed at increasing your data center’s energy efficiency – and learn more about data visualization tools and business intelligence applications that support your effort. The Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Partnership is hosting a full-day session March… Read More →
Analytics and data visualization models, tools, and techniques are extremely interesting to us and the readers of this blog but what about Joe the Plumber? Does he care about data visualization? Does it come into his life at all? He may not care or realize that it does come into… Read More →
Whether it’s raining, snowing or sunny where you’re sitting, you can be sure that data analytics, predictive modeling or some combination of business intelligence tools are part of the weather forecasts. Visualization is a fancy name for the radar and other maps at 6 and 11p.m. that can show you… Read More →
In a recent Newsweek article, Philip Bobbitt, makes the case for data mining in the federal intelligence community have stronger regulations; we say, “add analytics to that.”