How to Become a Data Product Manager

Becoming a data product manager means taking responsibility for the development and management of data products. Broadly speaking, a data product is any software or algorithms that use data to accomplish a goal. The data product manager is a management position, and requires several years of experience within the data industry to be done well. …

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Types of Data Visualization and Their Uses

In today’s data-first business environment, the ability to convey complex information in an understandable and visually appealing manner is paramount. Different types of data visualization help transform analyzed data into comprehensible visuals for all types of audiences, from novices to experts. In fact, research has shown that the human brain can process images in as little as…

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Dashboard Tools for Data Analytics

In the world of data analytics, dashboard tools are pivotal instruments, distilling vast quantities of complex data into comprehensible, actionable insights. These tools are not mere luxuries but necessities for organizations aiming to navigate the data-rich environment of today’s digital businesses. By leveraging dashboard tools, businesses can transform raw data into a visually engaging and…

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Demystifying Data Analytics Models

In today’s global landscape, organizations worldwide are increasingly turning to data analytics to enhance their business performance. Research conducted by McKinsey Consulting revealed that data-driven companies not only experience above-market growth but also witness EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization) increases of up to 25% [1]. Additionally, Forrester’s findings indicate that organizations utilizing…

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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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