Originally posted on @alopman:
A war is brewing in the business intelligence and analytics market. “We’re about to see rapid adoption of BI and analytics in 2014 and going forward,” said Gartner analyst Dan Sommer during his session at the Gartner BI and Analytics Summit. That’s after years of slowed-down — and even flat — market share growth.
I find this information from the article to be an especially important piece of the puzzle
Data visualization tools are only as good as the information that is inputted. If organizations lack an enterprise-wide data governance policy, they could be relying on inaccurate or incomplete information to create their charts and dashboards. Having an enterprise-wide data governance policy will help mitigate the risk of a data breach.
Like how the interview addresses the fact that you can, and probably should, have both ETL/Warehousing and other Data Integration tools. Use the solution that is best suited for the specific data and the business need.
Originally posted on The Story Nerd:
The premise of the website is this: present data in an aesthetically pleasing way. Of course, there are those that get excited by parabolas and bar graphs, but trust me, these are way better. When you visit the site, you’ll just see a bunch of random designs, not very impressive. But it’s when you click on them that your mind will be blown. Each set of data is represented visually. This is getting into the realm of difficult to explain, so I strongly encourage you to visit the site; it’s a blissful rabbit hole that will have you skipping your dinner and contemplating how to save the world (or conquer it, if that’s more your style).
What’s extra great about this site is…
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