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.”
Seeing is believing. It’s true with data analytics and even more powerful when you can “see yourself” — or a subject that affects you — in the data. So spend a few minutes to watch the evolution of broadband Internet on a colorful new data visualization map created by Akamai… Read More →
“A picture is worth a thousand words” and “A good sketch is better than a long speech.” Both sentences are apropos to show that we very often think and comprehend data (any form of data) better as a visual as opposed to text, numbers, or other data sources. Think about… Read More →