Data Management

It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Supermetrics!

With ClicData you can connect to over 200 data sources but even with that number of data connectors we know that there are some systems and data sets that we can’t connect to.  This will no longer be the case!  We now connect directly to the Supermetrics API. What is Supermetrics? Supermetrics is a tool…

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The Dark Side of Business Intelligence

A well implemented reporting processes and tools can be scary for some.  If your company reporting tool relies on Excels, PDFs and PowerPoints, then there is always an opportunity for you to “tweak” the results.  It’s not necessarily lying but rather an adjustment.  Just enough so that the line chart looks steeper, numbers are rounded up (or down), tables…

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Open Data Makes the World a Better Place

Open Data is the concept of a data set being made available for download or consumption without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. There are many types of Open Data available such as financial, demographic, scientific, health, geographical, and sports related data. Open Data In Government By far the most advanced in the area…

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The True Value of a Business Data Warehouse

What if I told you that if you build a Data Warehouse you will increase the efficiency of your company saving you money and time? You heard it right. You can increase your efficiency, or rather, decrease mundane and worthless tasks that your team is doing in order to do reporting. What kind of reporting?…

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Using Dashboards to Arm Executives with Data that Matters

Data is your organization’s most prized asset. However, making data accessible—and actionable—to executives can be a challenge. If you’re like most organizations, you’re probably struggling with managing the sheer amount of your growing data, and all the complexities that come with it: structured versus unstructured data, a myriad of data sources, and lack of resources…

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Microsoft opens Cloud Datacenters in the U.K.

Great news for ClicData users! Microsoft just announced that its datacenter in the United Kingdom is now online for the first time. The new region offers support for Azure cloud services and Office 365, and other services are in development. ClicData is a long-time Microsoft partner, and can now offer you the option to host…

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Data Visualization & Journalism Combine to Increase Understanding

As the amount of data in the world increases and becomes easier to access, journalists are giving us information in new and exciting ways that help us understand complex data in simpler terms. Journalists know that to tell a complete story, complex data needs to be explained clearly and concisely. Facts usually need to be…

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Is it Time to Centralize Your Data?

It’s time to take a serious look at the advantages of gathering your clients’ disparate and disconnected data resources and connecting them into a single, centralized data warehouse. Probably the single greatest advantage of centralizing data management is that it can seriously reduce worry about data integrity. They say that data redundancy should never be…

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Dashboard Set Up #2: Why is ETL Necessary?

When it comes to today’s hottest business currency — that is, data —  certain processes are an absolute necessity to raise its value to your organization. On the top of the list are the processes that allow you to mine the assets — buried insights and indicators — that are hidden among those diverse data…

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