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October 8, 2020

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7 Most Impactful Business Intelligence Trends for 2020

As the world struggles to cope with COVID-19, government and businesses are increasingly making use of these advancements in BI (business intelligence) to provide timely and accurate information to communities. 2021 is just around the corner, and there have been plenty of advancements in BI (business intelligence). Here are 7 trends that we believe have […]

Posted by Adam Jacobs

October 16, 2017

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Eye-Opening Observations from the Power BI World Tour

I attended the Power BI world tour at the Microsoft Canada head office in Mississauga, and came away with an appreciation of how much growth and excitement there is surrounding this fantastic visualization and data wrangling tool. Firstly, the variety (and number) or people using Power BI is quite startling. There were hundreds of people […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

June 6, 2017

10:16 pm

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Why a Virtual Data Warehouse?

At Unilytics, we’re all about creating visualizations that deliver better insights. But creating meaningful visual dashboards is often really difficult. It’s generally much more challenging than clients think. That’s mostly because it’s not always easy to access corporate data and make sense of it. Disconnected customer and product information is often stored in a multitude […]

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March 2, 2017

1:52 am

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Top 4 Skills to be an Effective Power BI Dashboard Designer

From Padawan Learner to Power BI Jedi Creating Power BI dashboards can seem easy at first, but the more you learn the more you appreciate that with so many options and choices, there are many complex decisions to be made. And very specific skills are required to go beyond simple visualizations. This article summarizes the top […]

Posted by Karen

February 7, 2017

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5 Most Influential BI Trends for 2017

I have been closely following and writing about trends in the business intelligence market over the past three years. During this time, I can’t say that I’ve seen any “radically new” trends, and I don’t expect any to emerge in 2017. What I have seen, and anticipate for 2017, is the “evolution” of the dominant […]

Posted by Huey Coehlo

September 20, 2016

4:49 am

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7 Reasons Why You Don’t Get BI Tools at Your Office

As a sales professional, I have the opportunity to connect and speak with a variety of different people in various business sectors – from solopreneurs to large corporations and government agencies. And while they all have different needs, there are a lot of common reasons as to why and when they get BI tools. Or […]

Posted by Ray Rashid

March 18, 2016

4:50 pm

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4 Winning Strategies to Prepare Data (ETL) for Data Visualization

Have you embarked on a journey to create the most insightful dashboard of all time just to realize you have disparate data?

Posted by Eric

March 3, 2016

5:27 pm

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Optimize Data Visualizations with the Right “Visual Features”

As a follow-up to a prior blog post on the “Top 7 Data Visualization Best Practices”, I wanted to go into a bit more detail about “visual features”. In the prior blog, we discussed “intuitive” data visualizations and how that stems from your brain pre-attentively processing visuals. While it’s not technically accurate, many people think […]

Posted by Eric

February 23, 2016

11:26 am

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Top 7 Data Visualization Best Practices

Do you want to create the ultimate, useful, intuitive data visual? Whether you are new to data visualization, familiar with it, or an expert, there is a lot to know besides how to use your favourite data visualization tool. There are best practices relating to the presentation of data in visual form that supersede the […]

Posted by Peder Enhorning

November 25, 2015

11:42 am

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Be Disciplined When Creating Dashboards

Data visualization is an extremely effective way of highlighting and identifying outliers and trends. Data discovery is easy when dashboards are created to reveal new insights. But sometimes the dashboard designer focuses on aesthetics and creates something that doesn’t provide answers to our questions.

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