5 Key Strategies for Making Data Visualization Accessible

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” —Albert Einstein Research has found that 65% of the general population are visual learners, meaning they need to see information as images to understand it. The business world confirms this: Visualization is essential in driving success. Take, for instance, data visualization, or, the art of translating data into…

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Fundamentals of Data Virtualization

Organizations are increasingly employing innovative technology called “data virtualization” (DV) to tackle high volumes of data from varied sources. Data virtualization is widely used in enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and sales force automation (SFA) systems to collect and aggregate multi-source data. From multi-sourced data acquisition to advanced analytics, this technology seems…

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Three Key Commandments of Effective Dashboards

A dashboard is a visual snapshot of business performance using KPIs (key performance indicators) to help users make smarter, data-driven decisions. An effective dashboard simplifies the visual representation of complex data and helps stakeholders understand, analyze, and present key insights at a glance. At the core, the objective of a dashboard is to make complex…

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Data Literacy Trends in 2024

Data literacy has become a critical skill in today’s technology-driven world. As we begin 2024, the importance of data literacy trends cannot be overstated. Organizations are recognizing that data is no longer just a byproduct of their operations but a valuable asset that can drive informed decision-making.  Data novices are individuals who lack the skills…

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2023 DATAVERSITY Top 20

As the year draws to a close, we here at DATAVERSITY have an annual tradition of digging deep into our data and reflecting on the hits and misses. What was the most popular Data Management content on dataversity.net and our training center over the past 12 months? Which core topics did you – our data…

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Data Visualization Best Practices

Good data visualizations boost business data literacy by presenting well-thought-out dashboards or reports that show data assets for quicker and more straightforward consumption. Following data visualization best practices leads to positive outcomes for organizations. These benefits include reducing the time and costs of questions data consumers ask by answering them up front in the data visualizations. Additionally, good visualizations increase consistency…

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Yes, Being a Citizen Data Scientist Can Help You Succeed

If your enterprise has nominated you for the role of a citizen data scientist, you must have the right tools and augmented analytics features to help you fulfill your role.  Gartner has predicted that “90% of corporate strategies will explicitly mention information as a critical enterprise asset and analytics as an essential competency.” This statement, coupled with…

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Self-Service Data Without Chaos

Information is power, and the ability to put information into the hands of those who can quickly act on it separates the leaders from the laggards in any market. Everyone in an organization – from HR professionals leveraging data to dictate hiring decisions to brand managers leveraging data for pricing optimization – benefits from analytics….

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10 Ways to Enhance Your Data Analysis Skills

In our increasingly data-driven world, the ability to analyze data has become a valuable skill. Data analysis skills empower us to make informed decisions, uncover hidden patterns, and extract meaningful insights.  With the demand for professionals skilled in data analysis on the rise, acquiring these abilities is more important than ever.  In this article, we will…

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Why IT Needs to Drive Innovation Through Analytics

Organizations are sitting on a bevy of data and intelligence, all stored across various internal and external systems. Those that utilize their data and analytics the best and the fastest will deliver more revenue, better customer experience, and stronger employee productivity than their competitors. It all starts with IT, and the organizations that can answer…

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