5 Keys to Ensure Your Data is Actionable

Big Data is here to stay. Leveraging your ever-growing data in a smart way—to make fast, fact-based decisions—is the foundation of your competitive edge. Yet, there’s just one problem: not everyone is a natural-born data hound. Sure, you may have the analytical skills and the technical know-how to analyze data (without the need to tap…

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Critical Components Marketing Dashboard

8 Critical Components of a Marketing Dashboard

You may think your marketing campaign is performing well, but how can you know for sure? And, how can you know that all your marketing efforts—social, digital, email, even PR—are working well together to move the dial on your business? It’s time to take the guesswork out of your marketing strategy. Key performance indicators, or…

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Tracking Project Resources for Greater Success

Every business has a finite number of resources available to work toward the completion of projects. These resources include people, materials, expertise, and time, and they all require extreme care of management to achieve the greatest level of efficiency. The crux of effective resource management is the resource allocation plan. This plan should help you…

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Analyzing Twitter Data: Discovering Donald Trump’s Two Personalities

I came across a very interesting post last week on David Robinson’s blog (varianceexplained.org) that I had to share with you. David took some time to gather and analyze data from Donald Trump’s twitter feed. As you probably know, Donald Trump actively and frequently tweets his thoughts and opinions as he campaigns as the Republican…

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Part #3: Using Data Viz to Unleash the Power of KPIs

Hotter than hotcakes, the biggest buzz-phrase for the decade may just be Key Performance Indicators or KPIs. That’s because empowered by the quickening pace of digital marketing and Big Data, business leaders are learning to sort through the tangle of KPI options and make a quantum leap in organizational efficiency and effectiveness. KPIs: The Success…

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2D but not 3D: Choosing your Presentation Visuals

When you decide you want to present data, visualization is important. Simplicity is a concept that is often forgotten because of the technology that is available to us. There is the decision to use 2D or 3D visualization, and often 3D wins because it “looks cool.” Just because it looks cool does not mean that…

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Back On Black: Making Dashboards And Reports Stand Out

The trend is back on black for dashboards and reports. White is very common and the problem is that our brains associate white with no information. As a result, it can cause people to scan beyond what’s actually there and miss out on a lot of content. Black backgrounds are gaining in popularity, but there…

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Best Practices for Visualizing Business Data

Business dashboards should help decision-makers focus on their business’s most important data. But dashboards that are filled with irrelevant data markers adds unnecessary and confusing clutter. Here are some best practices for constructing your business dashboard with clarity in mind. Presenting Data in Your Dashboard The presentation of your data should encompass the following elements: The…

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Blog Feature – Data to Dashboards

We continually work to enrich ClicData with new features that broaden its scope and ease of use for you! We’re very excited about our newest feature, Data to Dashboard! This new addition can help you get your dashboards up and running faster than ever. Check it out… We understand that those first few steps of…

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Getting Started with Data Viz

Having more data than we know what to do with, we turn our attention to surfacing the most valuable of it. Data visualization is beginning to get its due as the premier means to give us humans the keys to the data kingdom as intuitively and quickly as possible. Now, data visualization can be used…

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Feature Focus – Location Map Widget

Hello, ClicData User! Our latest update included a brand-new widget we think you’ll love: the Location Map widget. Location Map lets you track real-time events and data across a map of a region. For example, if you want to track a fleet of vehicles or quickly visualize the geographical areas that are bringing you the…

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Fundamentals of Data Visualization

Organizations are beginning to lean on data visualization tools more frequently as they discover the tremendous advantage it has over narrative text to compare, analyze and report on actionable insights and performance metrics. But how do you best communicate the import of those insights and how they fit in to the overall scheme of business…

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How’s Your Image?

If a picture is worth a thousand words then how many images are needed to represent 2.5 quintillion bytes? That’s the number of bytes of data that IBM estimates is created around the planet every day. Short answer? A whole bunch. Data can tell a varied and complicated story as it reports on historical progress…

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Got Tight Deadlines?

Have a complex project with an aggressive deadline that got you tossing and turning at night? Maybe the deadline has been mandated by an upper management. Perhaps it’s due to requirements and interdependencies from other projects. Or maybe time is tight because the estimate used to calculate the timeline was based on some poor assumptions.…

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Data Visualization: A Key Component to the Drug Discovery Process

As innovative approaches to drug discovery are explored in this modern age, innovative strategies for the technology that supports those approaches, especially in the area of information visualization, are becoming essential. This is the topic of a chapter written by ClicData’s own CEO, Telmo Silva of a newly published book, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in…

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