Leverage Data Visualization Tools, But Avoid Anarchy – Kimball Group
Interesting article that helps explain the increasing issue with mass reliance on using Data Visualization tools to blend data and define business rules. These tools are great, but not a replacement for proper data management. Data Viz tools empower the end user, one user at a time. Data management should not be defined at the desktop, by individuals, and within mutliple tools. The possiblility for data inconsistencies are increased and there is no longer a clear-cut definition of what the data is that is being reported, it now becomes dependent on the definition created by an individual at that specific moment in time for that specific tool.