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Data Visualization: How to Avoid an Epic Fail

2013-10-10 – 10:47 AM
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As I prepare for my upcoming A2 Academy Visualizing Your Big-Data: What to Use, When & Why lecture, I was looking for some examples of effective and ineffective data visualizations. The lecture is part of the All Analytics Big Data series, which is online and has no registration fee.
A few posts ago I shared an example from a humble marketing dashboard and today I’m sharing a graph …

Dashboards: Review of Information Dashboard Design Second Edition

2013-09-23 – 6:19 AM
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When I started working with data visualization, I read Information Dashboard Design;  I did not get that much out of it.  Some of the display methods Stephen Few was advocating were not easily supported by my tools. His theories were sound, but I never finished the book. When the second edition was released, I reread the book and found a new perspective.  With a few years …

Is SAS Visual Analytics the Missing Piece of SAS BI/EBI?

2013-09-11 – 8:17 AM
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Earlier in the year I wrote a “Are you a SAS BI Geek seeking Visual Analytics Answers?” post about some of the questions I had about SAS Visual Analytics.  I have done a lot of research this summer about data visualization, approachable analytics, in-memory processing, mobile BI, big data and plenty of other buzz words.  Plus, I’ve learned how to use the tool!
In this post …

SAS Visual Analytics: Get Your Mobile BI Design Going

2013-07-31 – 5:55 PM
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During the middle of the year, I like to re-read the analysts predictions to figure out who know what they are talking about and who was just talking. For the Business Intelligence sector several folks [and vendors] were saying that Mobile BI was going to start driving the market this year. [Read more in my Mobile BI Is Arriving Soon… It Could Happen! post.]
What many noted …

Everything Still Starts and Ends with Data in SAS Visual Analytics

2013-07-30 – 5:03 AM
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SAS Visual Analytics is changing the way data is analyzed and delivered in the SAS world.  The Visual Analytics LASR server brings a new method for handling large volumes of data directly in-memory.  New tools give businesses more power with less effort to prepare data for analysis, explore data, and build reports and dashboards – did I mention… all from a Web browser?!  You can …