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The Unsung Hero of “Silicon Valley”: Dashboards

I have a Monday night ritual, and it’s Sunday night shows. Specifically, it’s HBO’s current Sunday night lineup, which is in my opinion one of the strongest blocks on TV, streaming or otherwise. While certain offerings on the premium network…

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Data in Context

“Context,” according to the Merriam Webster dictionary, is “the interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs.” It might sound complicated, but when broken down, it’s actually quite simple: context puts things into perspective. That’s why context is hugely important…

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Data Persuasion: How to Make Your Case with Data Visualization

In recent years, business strategists, marketers, and data analysts have come to realize the persuasive power of visualization. In a study from New York University, researchers explained that visualized data communicates at a higher level and has a greater impact…

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5 Provocative Map Data Visualizations

Time and space are both dimensions that shape our universe. In data analysis, time has proven to be a fundamental perspective; we measure turnover rates over the course of year; employee engagement rates over the course of a quarter; and…

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Data Visualization and the 9 Fundamental Design Principles

 9 Principles of Design: What Are They and How Can You Use Them? The 9 principles of design weren’t created for data gurus to build applications or dashboards; they’re the essential building blocks artists use to paint and sculpt. Still,…

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The Data Analyst’s (DBA)’s Secret Weapon

How data visualization can help your company and your career Not long ago, Harvard Business Review named “Data Scientist” the “sexiest job of the 21st century” – and we’re inclined to agree. In short, Database Analysts turn raw numbers into…

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Takeaways from the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference

This past month I was fortunate enough to attend the Higher Education Data Warehousing Conference (HEDW) at the University of Arizona. In addition to gaining a new appreciation for one of our country’s many beautiful campuses, I was able to…

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Closing the Book on Open Source Dashboard Software

Open Source Vs. iDashboards: How to choose? In business, the volume of data to be managed can be overwhelming. You must track, record, and analyze everything from your marketing data to your finances if you hope to remain in the…

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5 Down & Dirty Tips for Clean Data Dashboards

Data dashboards are only successful if the data within it organized, clean and accurate. So we’ve synced up with our awesome staff and customers to gather their top clean data tips for dashboards. 1.     Check for duplicates “Clean data does…

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5 Key Factors for Building Dashboards that “Wow”

Your dashboard is the key to your business. It holds all of the information you need to make informed decisions regarding your company at the click of a mouse. Of course, you probably already know that the beauty of a…

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