Boulder Insight Whitepaper Roundup

We’ve assembled our favorite whitepapers on topics like data visualization, business intelligence, data wrangling, Tableau best practices, server mining, infographics, dynamic analytics, and more. 

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The Economist: Fostering a Data-Driven Culture

This special report by The Economist Intelligence Unit explores the challenges in nurturing data-driven decision making, and what companies can do to meet them. It includes surveys from top-level executives on a variety of topics around data discovery, collection, and decision making.

Read this report to learn how your company can foster a data-driven culture, and drive progress faster than you ever thought possible.

 

Understanding Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions

See how to use and leverage LOD Expressions in your analysis. Tableau 9.0 introduces a new syntax called Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions. This new syntax both simplifies and extends Tableau’s calculation language by making it possible to address level of detail questions directly. In this whitepaper, you’ll gain insights into how LOD Expressions work, along with a more in-depth look at the different types of LOD Expressions and their respective use cases.

 

Visual Analysis Best Practices: A Guidebook

You made a visualization! Congratulations: you are part of a small but growing group that’s taking advantage of the power of visualization. However, bringing your visualizations from “good” to “great” takes time, patience, attention to detail, and some basic knowledge of visual analysis best practices. Luckily, we have compiled an important list of techniques to get you started.

 

Data Storytelling: Using Visualization to Share the Human Impact of Numbers

Storytelling is a cornerstone of the human experience. Throughout human history, we have developed new mediums for telling stories—from oral histories to printed books to movies and even comic books. But can stories be told with data, as well as with images and words?

This whitepaper explores the evolution of storytelling throughout human history, focusing on how modern data visualization tools can be used to tell especially powerful stories with numbers.

 

4 Charts Every Social Media Manager Needs

The Gartner annual report on the Business Intelligence and Analytics market carries special significance because it reflects the innovations and changes that are driving the market. An important aspect of this analysis is the Magic Quadrant, which shows the relative position of each competitor in the business analytics space. For the third year in a row, Tableau is proud to be a Leader in the Magic Quadrant. This year, Gartner placed Tableau highest in ability to execute.

 

2015 Gartner’s Magic Quadrant: Tableau named Leader for 3rd Year

The Gartner annual report on the Business Intelligence and Analytics market carries special significance because it reflects the innovations and changes that are driving the market. An important aspect of this analysis is the Magic Quadrant, which shows the relative position of each competitor in the business analytics space. For the third year in a row, Tableau is proud to be a Leader in the Magic Quadrant. This year, Gartner placed Tableau highest in ability to execute.

 

Top 10 Trends In Business Intelligence for 2015

A new generation of business intelligence emerges as the expectation for user-friendly analytics and the expertise to ask and answer questions with data continues to grow. The wave of innovation is far from over.

 

Visualization: Set Your Analytics Users Free

In this whitepaper, Aberdeen Senior Analyst David White looks at the value customers can get from using visual data discovery tools. As White writes: “Visual data discovery solutions are still early in the adoption cycle — only 22% of survey respondents currently use this class of analytics solution. However, a number of significant benefits and best practices are starting to emerge.”

 

Visualizing Survey Data

This whitepaper reviews the advantages of using visualization tools with survey data and how you can use these tools to explore, derive, picture, and share key insights. Key topics include: flexible and interactive user experience, the ability to shift perspectives easily, and the ability to blend different data sources.

 

5 Charts Every Sales Leader Should Watch

The innovation in data and analytics continues to accelerate, transforming the staid old business intelligence industry into a new source of value for the enterprise. The result has been data in the hands of more people and the ability to drive better decisions. And the wave of innovation isn’t even close to over.

 

5 Best Practices for Mobile Business Intelligence

Mobile offers the possibility of finally spreading BI throughout the organization. This whitepaper outlines five ways you can optimize mobile BI within your own organization and help create a culture of data-driven decision making.

 

 

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