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  • October 13, 2017 13 Oct'17

    Tableau data visualization tool gets enterprise upgrade

    Tableau is adding low-level capabilities to raise its software's standing above that of a data visualization tool for business units and to gain more acceptance enterprise-wide.

  • August 01, 2017 01 Aug'17

    Jinfonet puts compound crosstabs in the BI data pipeline

    Embedded analytics firm Jinfonet Software has hit the 14.5 version release of its JReport product. Developer focused from the start, the message to programmers from the J-loving Marylanders behind ...

  • July 10, 2017 10 Jul'17

    MongoDB 'Charts' a way to dashboard visualization from its database

    MongoDB targets better dashboard visualization with MongoDB Charts, which adds another means for business users trying to look into their NoSQL data pools.

  • November 16, 2016 16 Nov'16

    Don't let bad data dashboard design crash your reports

    Data dashboard design best practices aren't just about making sure reports look good. They're also closely tied to ensuring dashboards function properly.

  • October 06, 2016 06 Oct'16

    Effective data visualization crystallizes a company's crystal ball

    What's in your toolbox? October's issue of Business Information turns the tables and puts that burning question to Capital One and several other business intelligence and data analytics software users. As the burgeoning worlds of structured and unstructured data collide, companies see urgency in predicting consumer behavior, technology trends and marketplace hiccups. Predictive analytics can foretell the future, but peering into a crystal ball chock full of statistics is tantamount to walking through a strange town with no street signs. Effective data visualization tools are the street signs in the form of easy-to-understand charts, graphs, illustrations and more. Visualized data helps business executives make sense of the analytics and arms them with the ammunition they need to see the big picture and formulate intelligent corporate, marketing and sales decisions. In a TechTarget survey on planned software investments, predictive analytics and data visualization tools top the list of BI and analytics technologies. But visualized data goes far beyond presentations for business executives.

    In our cover story, reporter Ed Burns reveals that data scientists and analytics managers at companies like Capital One,, BuildingIQ, ArcBest and Omega Point Research rely heavily on effective data visualization throughout the analytics process, from initial exploration to predictive modeling to reporting results. "Visualization is the bread and butter," says Boris Savkovic, lead data scientist at BuildingIQ. "It helps expose patterns over time as well as patterns between different variables."

    The surge in predictive analytics and visualization tools can be largely attributed to the rise of big data. For IT teams charged with assembling big data architectures, editor Craig Stedman, in another feature, examines the abundance of technologies available and, paradoxically, the complications that creates. And therein lies the rub. "To pull it all together, I can say that 10 people didn't sleep for a year," relates Vinoth Chandar, Uber senior software engineer.

    Also in this issue, learn how a security expert and cryptographer is using big data analytics and the cloud to make open source code safe for app developers and off-limits to hackers.

  • May 02, 2016 02 May'16

    EMC Unity all-flash midrange array opens EMC World 2016

    Along with its Unity all-flash array and Virtustream Storage Cloud, EMC announces copy data management, ViPR 3.0 and predictive analytics at EMC World.

  • April 19, 2016 19 Apr'16

    Workday gives debt collectors predictive analytics software

    Workday is providing predictive analytics to help in collection of bills and scorecards for managing employees and projects, while Zuora is upgrading with big data analytics.

  • March 31, 2016 31 Mar'16

    Viptela users can monitor SD-WAN architecture with SevOne

    Viptela has partnered with infrastructure performance monitoring software vendor SevOne, integrating the SD-WAN company's platform with SevOne's management dashboard.

  • January 29, 2016 29 Jan'16

    Data quality metrics a governance must, managers say

    Data governance managers who spoke during an online conference said that tracking business-oriented metrics on data quality improvement is a key to success in governance efforts.

  • January 29, 2016 29 Jan'16

    Report highlights growing role for location-mapping software

    A new report from Dresner Advisory Services says businesses see increased value in location intelligence software, but products need to improve.