BI Greatly Informs Decision-Making

A very interesting article written by Roman Vladimirov (originally published by SmartDataCollective) that touches on how SMB’s can benefit from BI and how companies are getting a complete view of their business by integrating data from many departments into their analytics. In the operations of every successful business, regardless of size or industry, all the pieces matter. Everything from the most minute details of daily IT processes to the larger… 

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Why We Remember Some Visualizations and Forget Others

Memorable visualizations

This a great article by Tiffany Trader (originally published on HPC Wire) that addresses our concern that data visualization is being reduced to BI chart simplicity because of the limitations of BI tools and a lack of imagination and skill by visualization designers:  Researchers from Harvard and MIT have teamed up to address an important question: what makes a data visualization memorable? The conventional opinion is that it’s easy to… 

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Is SMB ready for Big Data? Probably not…

How small data can also be big data

Mark van Rijmenam, founder of BigDataStartups.com nails it in this Smart Data Collective piece (via http://smartdatacollective.com/bigdatastartups/142421/how-small-data-can-also-be-big-data) How Small Data Can Also Be Big Data Gartner’s definition of big data dates back from 2001, when Doug Laneydefined big data as increasing volume (amount of data), velocity (speed of data in and out), and variety (range of data types and sources). Since then the term big data has been redefined many times by many… 

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Big Data and Interactive 3D Data Visualization Create Enhanced Insight

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We at AVS are huge fans of Smart Data Collective, but when we saw this piece on data visualization we shuddered (and chuckled) at the following statement: “Avoid 3D At All Costs  Three-dimensional charts can add unnecessary confusion when it comes to data. The perspective makes it seem that information marked by the back axis is less important than that in the foreground, which is rarely the case. It’s best… 

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