Did you know that 90 percent of all the world's data has been collected only in the past few years? It's almost impossible to imagine today's world without the word 'data'. We've been aware of data's possibilities for only a few years. And yet, it appears that we've not been making maximum use of all those opportunities because we use only 12 percent of all data collected by organizations. Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule; there are organizations that have discovered the … [Read more...]
Which graph should you use in a given situation? How to create effective data visualizations? This series of articles helps you to discover to create the best data visualizations.
De Woonplaats, a real estate company, created from a merger of 7 housing associations in the East of the Netherlands, can be characterized as an innovative real estate company with strong ambitions, which operates in a dynamic market. The transition from a more task-oriented to a fully process-oriented organization has been put in motion. … [Read more...]
New version of Yellowfin BI platform A new version of the Australian BI platform Yellowfin has been released in December. Yellowfin 7 according to its vendor strikes a fine balance between administrative requirements of the business and data exploration. … [Read more...]
The Intelligent Organization will uses visualization and simulation to ensure that employees can rapidly absorb information and knowledge –which encourages action. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words and “every problem can usually be solved, provided that we use an appropriate model” (Winston, 1992). … [Read more...]
A recent study by one of the analysts firms tells us that “in 2011 the world will create a staggering 1.8 zettabytes” and “by 2020 the world will generate 50 times the amount of information [now]”.In this article we explore the three biggest challenges of using big data and what to do about it: intelligent filtering, outstanding performance and good data visualization. The main question here is if the business intelligence software we are using today is capable of tackling these challenges. … [Read more...]