Articles from Dundas Data Visualization

  • Not All Visualizations Are Created Equal
    BI Knowledge Series - Data Visualization
    Both data visualization and information graphics can leverage the power of graphic form, combined with human perception, to improve comprehension of large data sets, reveal patterns in complexity and, sometimes, to tell compelling stories with data. Often used loosely and interchangeably, however, the terms data visualization and information…
  • BI Knowledge Series - Data Visualization
    Today’s visual analytics tools offer a wide array of sophisticated visualization forms, but also, importantly, hands-on data interaction and the possibility of real time (or near real time)...
  • Bars, Lines, Areas and Dots
    BI Knowledge Series - Data Visualization
    With so many different visualization types available, many people, especially those who are new to data visualization, find it challenging to decide which to use when. Some visualization forms are best suited to certain types of data. Some suit specific tasks or kinds of…
  • BI Knowledge Series - Data Visualization
    This article explains the difference between color hue and color value and describes how and how not to use the two in data visualization. Color, in data visualization, can be a very good thing. It can add dimensionality, emphasize outliers and create focus. Used well, color makes visualizations more…
  • BI Knowledge Series - Business Intelligence
    The Dundas Business Intelligence™ (BI) platform brings disparate data sources together to deliver insight across the enterprise. It allows IT to easily deliver information to all types of information consumers, and address their demand for informed decision making. On the flip side, business users gain consistent…
  • How Moving to BI Boosts Organizational Efficiencies
    BI Knowledge Series - Business Intelligence
    To maintain or improve efficiencies, many organizations are still using yesterday’s Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, including spreadsheets, forms and a mish-mash of other systems. But that’s fast becoming the old game. There’s a new game changer: Modern Business Intelligence systems, delivering data and results…
  • Cost of Dashboards As a visualization consultant, I often discuss the merits of placing a benchmark on any data that is presented on a dashboard. Benchmarking is an important tool that gives you the ability to see your metrics against industry bests or best practices. Given that benchmarks are helpful…
  • Gartner Research Group estimates that 70-80% of business intelligence projects fail. This staggering failure rate is primarily a result of poor communication between IT departments and business users, failure to ask the right questions, and failure to think about the real needs of the business. The time and costs involved…
  • What's the difference between an infographic and a data visualization? Which are you seeing on a daily basis and which can make your life easier?
  • What is a dashboard? How can it help your business? Why should you care? All of these answers and more, explained.