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How to Determine What Data to Combine

Oct 3, 2016 7:02:36 PM / by Jasmin Ritchie posted in data mining, Data Visualization, associations, data discovery, Data Discovery, analytics

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There is a lot of value in combining data from one business area with data from another business area. Similar to a jigsaw puzzle, when we combine data sets and put the pieces together, we get a complete picture of customers, events, and activities. But how do you know what data to combine?

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles… and Meetings

Sep 8, 2015 8:07:11 AM / by Matt Lesnak posted in Data Visualization, Data Analytics for Associations, data discovery, data quality management, data visualization, member engagement, Tableau, analytics, Association Analytics, Business Intelligence, business intelligence

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Each Labor Day weekend, analysts discuss the impact of gasoline prices and other factors on travel driven by an extra day off and the symbolic end of summer. Some estimates indicate that a greater number of travelers by car saved a collective $1.4 billion this year, much of which was spent elsewhere during trips.

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How to Choose the Right Visualization for your Association

Nov 18, 2013 6:00:05 AM / by Jasmin Ritchie posted in Data Visualization, associations, Dashboards, data discovery, data visualization, Tableau, analytics, Business Intelligence, nonprofits

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Choosing the right data visualization is as important as choosing the right outfit to wear to an important meeting. Although your alma mater’s sweatshirt is perfect for the ball game, a suit and tie is more appropriate when trying to convince your board to increase your budget. Similarly, you are going to catch some flack for showing up to the game in a suit and tie! Choosing the right visualization for your audience is similar to choosing the right outfit for the function.

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Data Discovery – a "Bicycle for the Mind"

Sep 30, 2013 6:00:53 AM / by Debbie King posted in Data Visualization, associations, Dashboards, data discovery, Data Discovery, data visualization, business intelligence

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Steve Jobs said that computers are like a "bicycle for the mind" allowing us to go further faster with less effort.  Within the field of business intelligence, I believe data discovery should be the same, amplifying our intelligence and creativity, allowing us to see patterns and insights which we can use to create the future of our organizations.

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The Value of Data Discovery for Associations

Jul 1, 2013 6:00:25 AM / by Debbie King posted in Data Visualization, Agile, big data, data discovery, data visualization, analytics, Business Intelligence, business intelligence

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The Magic Quadrant

In February 2013, Gartner Inc. released an important report entitled Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms which details the current state of the business intelligence (BI) market and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of several of the top vendors. It’s interesting to note that in this report, Gartner emphasized the emergence of data discovery into the “mainstream business intelligence and analytics architecture”, something we have been highlighting at DSK Solutions for years.

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How Can Associations Use SQL 2012 Data Quality Services (DQS)?

Jun 24, 2013 6:22:26 PM / by Debbie King posted in data governance, Data Quality Management, associations, data discovery, data quality management, Business Intelligence, business intelligence

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