My Favorite Qlik Sense Extensions

Qlik Sense extensions are a way that anyone can easily implement enhanced functionality or visualizations not available “out of the box”.  They create new ways to visualize data and enhance how users can interact with the app.  They can integrate with other systems via API and do it all using open standards like JavaScript.  Today […]

Big Data Causing a Shift in Marketing and Sales Tactics

Big Data’s application is ubiquitous, and it’s revolutionizing how industries operate in the 21st century. One department that’s especially benefiting from the adaptation of Big Data is marketing and sales. By adopting it as a tool to help the marketing and sales department work more effectively, organizations are seeing an increase in sales. The auto […]

Qlik Sense and the App On-Demand

Before I go into why you may need to pay close attention to this new way of generating advanced analytics applications, it’s important to lay the foundation with a brief explanation of what the App-On-Demand premise actually is… App On-Demand is a method through which a brand new analysis is generated based on ad-hoc user […]

Big Data and the Cloud

Just what is Big Data anyways?  Loosely defined as a “term used to describe data sets so large and complex that they become awkward to work with using standard statistical software,” this ends up describing much of the data the industry deals with on a daily basis.  In reality however, much of the issue is not […]

10 Things Smart Analytics Teams Do

Everyone now is well aware of the potential Big Data has to benefit business. However, being able to identify, obtain, and analyze Big Data requires more than just ambition. Having a team of well-trained specialists is key to succeeding in the data analytics field. So what exactly makes up a skilled team? The following 10 […]

Turning Big Data into Valuable Assets

As a company, the ultimate business goal is to turn a profit. In recent years, many corporations have been utilizing big data for business, but few have really recognized the true potential. The time has come to roll out the big data projects that will drive business prospects. Turning big data into a valuable asset […]

The Power of Hadoop

For quite some time now, Apache’s Hadoop has been making a splash in the big data management industry. Having served as a viable platform for web giants such as Facebook and Yahoo, some argue that Hadoop is ready for the higher ranks. What exactly will it take for Hadoop to contend in high level enterprise? […]

Making Big Data Actionable

The era of Big Data goes far beyond individual transactions found in ERP and CRM systems creating terabytes of data.  Big data sources are unique because they are a continuous stream of information with increasing volume, variety and velocity.  Putting this information into the right CONTEXT necessarily requires analyzing historical data together with real-time data […]

We ♥ Business Data

I love looking at word clouds when trying to analyze free-form text.  They help me quickly perceive the most prominent terms that are present in a body of text, and many times can be helpful in analyzing the topics or themes that are most important to the writer (or speaker).   So – what topics are […]

8 Tips in Data Quality Management

You want answers?  In business intelligence solutions, insights delivered by key reports and models are essential for making executive decisions.  But reports and models come from analyzing data, and using bad data will yield inaccurate results which will certainly degrade decision making. This is often referred to as the ‘Garbage in, garbage out’ principle.  If […]