Text Network Analysis is a sophisticated way to extract more meaning from the volumes and volumes of text based data we hold.  This analysis emphasizes the frequency of mentioned words, but perhaps more importantly the relationships between these words, making for a much richer analysis. This type of analysis is extremely useful when considering large […]

Registration is now open for you to attend the Tableau Roadshow. Come along and see what all the fuss is about. Make sure you get there on time – this event will be packed out! Join us in the new age of data in a city near you. We’re taking Tableau 8.0 on tour to […]

Some time back, we posted a visualization utilising the sample company data from MYOB.  With the recent launch of Tableau v8, we’ve given this dashboard a makeover and included some of the new features such as bubble charts, floating text and customised tool tips. Visualization: Updated Sales Analysis Dashboard Please send through any suggestions you have for […]

  I recently read the following article “Shire tops suburbs with lowest crime” which has prompted me to present the NSW Crime Statistics for December 2011 (latest period reported) in a “visualisation” – designed to spark interest and provide insights that can then lead a user through further investigation and analysis. If a picture tells […]

Conveying the importance of evidence based decision making, decisions driven by fact, data and analysis, may seem like a no-brainer to some. However, it can often be hard to get past the organisation’s “memories” and “eye-witness” accounts. After all, this “knowledge” comes from the very people who have lived and breathed this organisation for years and […]

The Business Intelligence and Analytics heavies have weighed in and crowned the industry’s top performers for 2013. Those in the know know that position is key when it comes to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant.  The Magic Quadrant is informed by detailed customer surveys, interviews and Gartner’s own research, supplemented with in depth analysis and commentary of each solution […]

To coin a phrase, and along the lines of the idiom “not worth the data it is written on”, you could say that “data isn’t worth the server it is stored on”. This recent article “Introduction to Data Mining” sums it up perfectly: [T]he meaning of the word data is often confused with knowledge. Knowledge […]

Imagine the power of being able to utilize real time big data from hundreds of thousands of individuals, all providing input to real time crisis maps and analytics.  Imagine being able to use this information to predict or forecast demand for goods and services and harnessing this information, before the dust settles (no pun intended), […]

While “Business Intelligence” (BI) and associated data, data warehouses and data architecture have traditionally been the realm of IT and specialist analyst teams, there is an increasing push towards the business driving business intelligence requirements. Who would have thought?! The new BI is business led business intelligence; it’s fast, easily accessible and driving evidence based […]

The next holy grail is about decision support and analytics GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. GE said Thursday that it is offering a slew of new industrial services and technologies that incorporate diagnostic software and data analytics, all part of what the company is calling the industrial Internet. Analytics is fast moving beyond retrospective analysis and […]