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November 11, 2019

Vizlib Monday Digest: Data – the lead protagonist


Monday, 11 November 2019

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!)


Data analytics: from hand-typed spreadsheets to real-time insights. Big data analytics is not a new concept, but the technology has changed vastly since the days of manual input. Today, businesses cannot do without the competitive edge that analytics provides. Learn more about how to lead the need for speed, improve revenue and drive growth with big data analytics in this Forbes article.


67% of executives shy away from their data resources, a recent Deloitte survey revealed. The survey, analysing which organisations are dominating the Insight-driven Organisation Maturity Scale, revealed that companies with a data science culture championed from the top are leading the analytics charge. Read more on the survey findings here. 


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The opportunity in uncertainty – the CIOs 2020 plan. The role of the CIO is changing, according to a recent Forrestor’s report entitled, Predictions 2020: CIO. The report highlights how CIOs can leverage their data strategy during uncertain economic times to complement human resources and drive company-wide efficiencies. Read further here.



An open source data repository paves the way for accelerated medical research. Genetic research has previously relied on limited data from isolated experiments. But, with the development of a new open-source database by an international research team, complex genomic data is now shareable. Learn more about this stride for open science and data collaboration for good here. 


Data visualisation in fictional storytelling. Ever consider that a fiction book would use data visualisation as its primary narrative? As data visualisation permeates our society, it becomes more entrenched as a storytelling tool. Discover how seven fiction books use visualisations like flow charts, graphs and xy plots to relay their stories in this blog. 


And our quote of the day from searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com:  

“Just as the evolution of analytics has taken BI from analytics in the hands of few to the benefit of only a few more to analytics in the hands of anyone who needs data to do their job, it will continue to make data more widely available, and available in new ways.”

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