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Data Visualization - Sep 8, 2015

Planes, Trains, Automobiles… and Meetings

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 ...
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Data Visualization - Aug 24, 2015

Association Analytics: Begin with the End in Mind

Often association leaders ask me, "Where is the best place for us to begin our data analytics initiative?"  I like this question and am reminded of Steven Covey's expression that before we undertake a new initiative, we should...
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Data Visualization - Nov 18, 2013

How to Choose the Right Visualization for your Association

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...
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Data Visualization - Sep 30, 2013

Data Discovery – a "Bicycle for the Mind"

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...
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Data Visualization - Jul 18, 2013

How to Configure Dashboard Subscriptions and Alerts on Tableau Server

One of the valuable features of a business intelligence platform is the ability to subscribe to updates of your association dashboards. We like the way this is handled with Tableau Server, and created this short guide to...
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