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Visualization Best Practices for Business Analysts

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses what you need to know about ensuring visualization is an asset and not a point of confusion for an organization. What visualization does is clarify what would often otherwise be complicated and murky given the way that large amounts of data can be hard to classify.

Datorama Launches Data Canvas – AI-supported Data Visualization for More Impactful Marketing Analytics

Datorama, a global technology company, announced the launch of Data Canvas, a suite of new data visualization capabilities within its Marketing Intelligence platform. Datorama Data Canvas leverages the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in a brand new way — to help marketers create expert-designed dashboards to tell compelling, data-driven stories.

How to Improve Workplace Innovation with Interactive Visualization of Big Data

In this contributed article, Simon Harris-Briggs, responsible for promoting the Avocor brand across Europe and the Middle East, discusses how visualization is the most compelling way to get employees to engage with data. Though data visualization has mostly been static to date, interactive data visualization is growing in popularity.

Introducing ChartFactor, a Component-based Toolkit For Speeding Up the Implementation of Data Applications

Aktiun announced the release of ChartFactor, a component-based toolkit designed to speed up the implementation of data applications that visualize and interact with data. ChartFactor builds on and combines the latest advances in data visualization, data access, and simplified programing models.

When Big Data Meets Data Visualization: How to Make Your Data Actionable

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how society is growing increasingly familiar with data visualization and its beneficial impact on data analysis and actionability. The power of analysis is largely contingent on the presentation of data. The best forms of data visualization convey useful insights, while poor efforts can distract from actionable insight.

Tableau 10.3 Adds Data Driven Alerting, Smart Recommendation Engine, and Expands Data Connections

Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), the global leader in visual analytics, announced the general availability of Tableau 10.3. This latest release helps organizations achieve data-driven insights faster than ever, through automated table and join recommendations powered by machine learning algorithms that simplify the search for the right data for analysis.

Reflect Opens Public Beta

Reflect launched the public beta of its data visualization-as-a-service platform, enabling businesses to drastically reduce the time and resources needed to build analytics and data products. Within minutes, a new user can connect to their existing data sources, use the Reflect web app to design interactive views of their data, and embed them into their application or service.

SAS Enables Visually Impaired to ‘Visualize’ Data

People with visual impairments are often shut out from hot careers in STEM fields, including analytics and data science. Why? Because the technology is not accessible. That is changing, thanks to SAS® Graphics Accelerator. The software provides unparalleled access to data visualization and data science for people with visual impairments.

Boundless Introduces Open GIS Platform for the Enterprise

Boundless, a leader in open GIS, introduced an open GIS ecosystem to unlock the business intelligence of location-based data. In response to market demand for more open and scalable GIS solutions, the company extended its proven GIS platform with Boundless Connect, a subscription service to the most comprehensive repository of GIS data, and Boundless Desktop, a full-featured, professional desktop GIS, bringing a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources to the enterprise.

Visualization of the Week: MusicPlusData

As insideBIGDATA’s visualization of the week, data author Jamie Laird uses Tableau Public to show us clusters of songs on the @whileyouwork Spotify playlist (MusicPlusData).