Tag Archives: business intelligence

Text Network Analysis – dive deeper and understand more

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 […]

Visualization: Sales Analysis Dashboard – showcasing some of the new Tableau 8 features

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 […]

Visualization: A picture tells a thousand words

  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 […]

Gartner agrees: Gartner positions Tableau as a Leader in 2013 Magic Quadrant

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 […]

Data mining – no drilling necessary

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 […]

The new Business Intelligence, driven by the business

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 […]