Tag Archives: performance analytics

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 […]

Tableau Roadshow: come and see what all the fuss is about!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crisis mapping and crowdsourcing – my new Everest

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), […]

The Tableau Juggernaut

Over the coming months, we will be introducing our clients to the wonderland that is Tableau 8.0. Tableau has an impressive offering, and the 8.0 beta release is another step forward. We are very excited to be part of the Tableau 8.0 BETA program. Tableau 8.0, or ‘The Kraken’ as it is known to it’s […]

Visualization: Australia’s Educational Divide

Higher Education Statistics provided by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education provides the data for this visualization. This dashboard lets viewers explore the relationship between gender, field of study and level of study across Australia. Visualization: The Educational Divide Please send through any suggestions you have for a visualization or data […]

It’s not the size that matters – it’s what you do with it that counts

Big data creates big opportunities. Predictive analytics goes beyond telling ‘what was’ and leaps forward to show us ‘what will be’. Predictive analysts are well beyond telling the simple ‘what happened and why’ story; they are all about ‘what’s coming’. “The challenge … is to analyze and act on this ever-expanding mountain of data in […]