A few weeks ago I went to the Tableau On Tour Conference in Sydney, an excellent event. What really got my interest was subtle changes in complimentary tools for the back end, not Tableau's back end (tho there are some excellent changes coming in 8.2) but in the data preparation market. Most people look at [...]
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sqlservercentral.com have an excellent set of articles (Stairway to XML) to help understand how to use XML effectively, hope you find it useful as this data is coming up everywhere now.
Last Thursday 20 Feb Gartner released this years Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms, the crew at Tableau are certainly happy campers and rightly so! Tableau is far and away the strongest visualisation tool out there at the moment and the speed of incremental improvement has been impressive. The summary stated "Data discovery [...]
This article from www.information-management.com was interesting for its predictions, main items that perked my interest were: Businesses will continue to shift focus from individual analytics professionals to the formation of effective analytics teams. Companies will move past the hype surrounding big data and seek to embed analytics in business processes to align with core organizational goals. Organizations will [...]
Here is an example of a viz I created using data from real estate sites in Australia, it is out of date so please don't use it for current research but shows how information can be used to quickly identify high yielding areas based on specified type of real estate, bedrooms bathrooms etc. You can [...]
Well here goes, our first blog, In this I hope to demistify the nerdy side of turning back end operational data into strong management information. In these posts I plan to include: Various Analytics tools and techniques Data Warehousing More traditional Business Intelligence Scorecarding Balanced Scorecards (whats the difference you may ask) The multitude of [...]