"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
The Constellation AstroChartTM supplies a visual guide of the trends impacting Data to Decisions. After
assessing boardroom priorities, organizations should employ AstroCharts to inform
This report contains two AstroCharts: one identifying Business Trends and one identifying Technology
Trends. The AstroCharts’ vertical axes plot “Organizational Adoption” rates from Mainstream to
Early Adopter to Bleeding Edge. Horizontal axes plot “Business Impact,” the impact of the trend on an
organization’s business model, from Incremental to Transformational to Exponential. The Constellation
AstroChart moves beyond both the hype and constraints of the standard 2 x 2 grid to identify the
dynamics impacting the entire market.
This report applies Constellation’s AstroChart to the Constellation’s business theme of Data to
Decisions. This research domain examines the enablement of data-driven decisions across organizations.
Holistic, data-informed decisions require a multidisciplin
To bolster consumer trust in the foundation of ecommerce before it was irreparably damaged, several CAs and browser vendors came together to establish a higher security approach based on common standards: Extended Validation SSL certificates.
EV SSL is universally supported by all desktop browsers and provides an EV trust indication. All mobile browsers support EV SSL and some provide an EV indication.
Extended Validation SSL certificates have the highest impact on consumers, reassuring them that the site they are visiting is legitimate through visual cues in un-modifiable parts of the browser interface “chrome.”
For example, the latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Apple Safari display the corporate name with a green background for sites protected by an Extended Validation SSL certificate.
Info-Tech’s Category Reports provide a comprehensive evaluation of popular products in the IT Service Management market. This buyer’s guide is designed to help prospective purchasers make better decisions by leveraging the experiences of real users.
The data in this report is collected from real end users, meticulously verified for veracity, exhaustively analyzed, and visualized in easy to understand charts and graphs. Each product is compared and contrasted with all other vendors in their category to create a holistic, unbiased view of the product landscape.
Use this report to determine which product is right for your organization. For highly detailed reports on individual products, see Info-Tech’s Product Scorecard.
Since business-wide deployment of ad hoc reporting tools can be a resource-intensive process, this white paper offers five-step roadmap of evaluation steps to help fully assess the quality of the products under consideration.
Gartner predicts that by 2016, 40 percent of the global workforce will be mobile, and, by 2018, 70 percent of workers will be mobile. This white paper discusses how to choose a mobile ad hoc BI solution.
Getting ad hoc reporting tools into users’ hands can be a logistical challenge. This white paper offers five tips for easing that process and discusses how to effectively deploy ad hoc reporting for business users.
Encouraging self-service BI adoption is both a technical and a human resource effort. This white paper offers a 10-point checklist for improving this process, and includes these questions and more in this easy-to-read white paper.
When it comes to explaining information, this white paper outlines a few basic data visualization tips to improve the impact of visualizations, ensuring that the story in the data is expressed as effectively as possible.
Managing expectations before, during and after the adoption of visualization software is crucial. Users should know what the rollout process will look like and how it will take place, and have clear goals for using the tool. Make sure that the desired outcome isn’t just look-and-feel. Creating beautiful charts and graphs is not a substitute for practical business decisions.
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