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April 6, 2020

Vizlib Monday Digest: Data analytics – your business’ survival toolkit


Monday, April 6th 

The Vizlib Monday Digest is a summary of recent articles about how data changes our lives. We’re sharing it with you to supercharge your week! (Feel free to share your comments!)


Leveraging data analytics for clarity in crisis-times. In times of global uncertainty, businesses can always rely on the power of information; their data and the insights that keep performance on an upward trend. You can step up your analytics to ensure greater clarity and control of your business outlook. Discover more data analytics benefits in this TechRepublic article


Data is key to improving clarity in uncertain times. Discover more on creating responsible and informative data visualisations that drive the right action in our blog

A quote from one of our blog contributors, Megan Danielson, Mapbox


Are organisations ready for streaming analytics? As more businesses adopt advanced analytics and AI, the need for real-time insights climbs. Streaming analytics may be the way forward, and business leaders exploring this journey could begin by revisiting their architecture design. Discover more in this RT Insights article.  


If you’re looking for additional ways to derive the right insights and share them with your team, check out our webinar recording on driving future-proof decisions with intuitive analytics. 


Real BI trends for 2020. According to the Business Application Research Center’s BI Trend Monitor 2020 survey, BI users have ranked data management, data discovery and visualisation, and establishing a data-driven culture as the top BI priorities for 2020. Read more on the end-user perspective in this Forbes article


How to prep the next generation of data scientists. Encouraging a love of data-science in children can help prepare them for a promising career in an ever-more digital world. By playing games which develop their passion for numbers or which teach them coding basics, they’ll be getting the right foundation for a bright future. Discover more practical tips in this article


And, from Nightingale, the journal for the Data Visualization Society – a fun, visual coffee break game where you need to guess movie titles based on emojis!


Finally, our Quote of the day, expounding on the importance of changing a business’ fragmented data analytics landscape to drive additional business value


“A data-driven culture doesn’t happen overnight, and its proponents will face many obstacles on this journey. For example, data initiatives tend to be confined to IT departments, which may bristle at efforts to launch efforts outside of their domains. Plus, many analytics efforts tend to be one-off efforts attached to specific applications.”

Joe McKendrick, tech author and independent researcher.


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