Category Archive: Exploratory analytics

Seven Tips to Improve Data Storytelling

Data analysis and exploration can answer many of the questions that decision makers have, and even generate questions that some businesses have not yet even figured out. Of course it also sparks curiosity around the value that data brings. Data has purpose and meaning – but not all organisations understand this – which is what …

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Benefits of Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become one of the most popular technologies today. Not only does it provide an organisation with the ability to visually present and analyse its information, but more importantly, it gives the organisation a new way of seeing and interacting with its data.

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8 Aspects to Avoid in Visualisation

In my previous piece, I touched on the rise of data visualisation, and how it should be positioned in the organisation to achieve real insight from their data. In this piece I cover 8 aspects that should be avoided, in order to ensure that only clear and correct messages are conveyed to the business. Failing …

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The Rise of Data Visualisation

Over recent years, data visualisation has certainly made a positive impact, which is no surprise given that it can help organisations achieve real insight from data. But beyond this, it’s also a smart way for us to understand complicated information in a more user friendly way that furthers cognitive understanding. To my mind, if organisations …

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Data-Driven Journalism

Data is growing at such an exceptionally fast rate and it is getting so pervasive that we are also seeing more data-driven insights appearing in the field of journalism, where journalists are starting to use “live” interactive data visualisations to illustrate or support the story they are sharing.

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Is the “New CIO” the Über-Data Scientist?

In the executive, IT, and especially BI worlds, there is a lot of talk about two new and fast-changing job positions. Coincidently, both are very interesting as well as demanding positions, namely that of the “New CIO” and that of the Data Scientist. In this post I investigate whether there are any parallels between these …

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Tale from the Woods

Gather round, gather round! We hear an eerie sound… I remember the old times around the holiday campfire when smooth talking uncle Alfred with his grand imagination and picturesque speech would tell spooky ghost stories that would make the children huddle closer and closer together, and well, ensure they don’t wander off exploring in the …

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Visualisation to spark Collaboration

Since my initial post on data visualisation (http://www.martinsights.com/?p=492), I have noticed a steady increasing interest in the topic. This is especially noticeable in the business intelligence (BI) field, as more and more organisations are realising the value of using visualisation to positively affect their day-to-day interactions with data. In this post I focus on the …

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