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Tips & Tricks

Data Preparation, Demystified

Data visualizations are the flashy result of data analysts’ work, and there is no shortage of beautiful and engaging examples these days. Still, unless an audience member is a data analyst him or herself, it’s difficult to see all the…

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10 Things To Do With the Time You Used to Spend Pulling Reports

The life of a data analyst can be a hectic one. Pulling data, analyzing metrics, compiling reports, looking for insights, preparing presentations… it seems never ending. Some days there is barely have time for a restroom break, much less to…

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Transparency Traps (And How To Avoid Them) 

Transparency: many of us hear this phrase all the time, and many more of us claim to want more of it. Companies want more transparency from their employees. Employees want more transparency from their employers. And customers want more transparency…

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#iDashboards17: Advanced Integrations – SSO, LDAP, and FOU

We have gotten some amazing feedback from our customers from our past users’ conferences. One theme we continued to hear, year over year, was the desire for more technical talk! It seems that our customers were hungry for more than…

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#iDashboards17: STOP! The Most Common Dashboard Mistakes to Avoid

We’ve seen a lot of dashboards, which means (inevitably) we’ve seen a lot of dashboard mistakes. There’s no shame in this (we’re all human, after all), but it doesn’t mean that those mistakes need to be repeated! Sean Warren and…

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#iDashboards17: From Storyboard to Dashboard – iDashboards 101

One of our classic “mild” sessions was hosted by Jerry Stowe and Matt Gentry. As two of our top dashboard experts, and two guys who love to help new customers conceptualize their dashboard projects, they were the ideal presenters for…

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#iDashboards17 Austin: Kicking Off With “What if?”

It’s a beautiful day in Austin, Texas! We’ve left a chilly and grey Michigan and gathered with iDashboards users from all around the country to discuss best practices, swap success stories, and share key insights. We began on Monday night…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Your BI Dashboard Project Roadmap

You’ve heard it before.  You can’t manage what you don’t measure.  To take this one step further, you can’t measure what you can’t see, and if your data is trapped in database tables and spreadsheets, there’s is a good chance…

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Data Driven Decisions, Learning, and Cognition

There’s a lot of discussion around “data-driven decision making,” but what does that look like in reality? Ideally, we’d like to use data to make decisions that are objectively “correct”, but unfortunately humans aren’t objective creatures. Despite the fact that…

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How to Spot and Stop Bad Data

Good Data Gone Bad Data can be an invaluable resource that informs decisions and leads to better management, increased productivity and a better culture of transparency. The key words here are can be. Unfortunately, in this data saturated modern environment,…

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