Tag Archives: data analysis

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 […]

What happens when eye-witnesses get it wrong? The case for data driven decision making

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 next holy grail

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 […]