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In-Memory or Live Data: Which Is Better?

When is it better to use in-memory technology, versus a live connection? Sometimes companies need to employ both approaches, for different situations. Download this whitepaper to review scenarios...

  • Business Dashboards
  • Business Intelligence
  • Mobile

5 Best Practices for Mobile Business Intelligence

The benefits of mobile business intelligence are numerous. Get data where decisions are made and in the hands of people who need it. Spread business intelligence more widely throughout your...

  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Discovery

Agile BI: Three Steps to Analytic Heaven

Traditionally, one of the drawbacks of business intelligence has been the large amounts of time required to implement, learn and then create reports on a business intelligence software. Tableau...

  • Business Dashboards
  • Charting, Mapping, Graphing
  • Data Visualization
  • Survey Analysis
  • Time Series

Visual Analysis Best Practices: A Guidebook

You made a visualization! Congratulations: you are part of a small but growing group that’s taking advantage of the power of visualization. However, bringing your visualizations from “good” to “great...

  • Business Dashboards
  • Data Visualization
  • Embedded Analytics

7 criteria to consider when embedding BI

Build or buy? Embedded analytics considerations Technology-driven organizations often face the question “Should we build or buy?” And when considering to build or buy a modern BI solution, there...

  • Data Visualization

8 Tips for Adding Analytics to Your Marketing Mix

Successfully plan for, capture, and quickly get answers from your data using these 8 easy tips. Marketing departments are more accountable than ever for metrics, ROI, and anything...

  • Business Dashboards
  • Data Visualization
  • Executive Dashboards
  • Time Series

The History of Data Visualizations - From Cave Drawings to Tableau

This paper traces the history of visual representation, from early cave drawings through the computer revolution and the launch of Tableau. We will discuss some of the pioneers in data research and...

  • Data Discovery
  • Data Visualization

5 Best Practices for Telling Great Data Stories - And Why it Will Make You a Better Analyst

Data stories can bring facts to life. They can help you make sense and order out of a disparate collection of facts. They make it easier to remember key points and can paint a vivid picture of what...

  • Data Visualization
  • Survey Analysis

Visualizing Survey Data

Surveys are great tools for collecting data. You can determine your dimensions, make your hypotheses, and by the end have troves of data to work with. But then what do you do with it? This is...

  • Data Visualization
  • Visual Analytics

Visualizing Time: Beyond the Line Chart

The line chart has a long history of success for visualizing time, but is it always the best way to explore time data? It depends. For time-based data, the right...