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drilldown

Why Drilldowns Rock

Looking for information through hundreds of Excel spreadsheets is a daunting task. Your CEO asked for you to pull up a report on why sales are down in the 4th quarter and you find yourself shuffling through anything you can…

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Make Office Art Smart With Dashboard Wall Displays

Make Your Corporate Office Art Captivating with Dashboard Displays! What kind of art is currently taking up expensive space on your office walls? Inspirational paintings? Quotes? City landmarks, modern art, employee accolades, company event photos, company awards? For every kind…

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Do You Want Instant Insights Into Data or Data Discovery?

Instant Insights vs. Data Discovery Per industry analysts, data discovery has experienced a meteoric rise within the last two years. Also referred to as “self-service BI,” it is the latest hyped concept within business intelligence (BI). As the Director of…

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Beware of Scale Bias – and Prevent It with Interactive Intelligence

On the road, I often see some amazing dashboard designs. Sometimes when we make charts and graphs though, we combine too much information into one chart. I regularly see charts that have measurements of many items against one X axis.…

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Before the Browse: Dashboard First Impressions

iDashboards allows organizations to deliver unique experiences to every user – charts and dashboards they get to see and how they can be edited. Too often, though, little thought is given to what users see even before they begin to…

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A New Way to Drilldown Hierarchies through Input Parameters

As a consultant for iDashboards, I work with customers to help build their dashboard solutions. Along the way, they never cease to surprise me with creative new challenges and ideas for their dashboard designs. During one of my recent trips,…

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Back to Basics

The more I talk to people about anything Business Intelligence, the more buzz words I get to hear e.g. Big Data, Prescriptive Analytics, Hadoop, YARN, Pig, etc. For most SMBs that I talk to, however, (humbly putting) these terms are…

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Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

On my daily commute, after one of Michigan’s most brutal winters, I have the opportunity to encounter multiple pot holes. Those nasty, alignment-altering holes that go deeper and deeper from the surface until they get to the nitty-gritty layer that…

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April Data Brings May Dashboards

We live in a world of clichés and sayings. I spend over 50% of my time travelling to customer engagements and I hear a lot of regional sayings while teaching people how to visualize their data with iDashboards. And, I…

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