Say you want to buy a car. You go to a dealership and the salesman points out an attractive looking vehicle. “This is a great car”, he says, “Just look at the finishing. The amazing leather seats. The shiny new layer of red coloring.” He’s very enthusiastic so you hum politely and say, “That’s […]
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All we hear in marketing these days is data data data. Yet it looks as if only about a third of global executives are using data and analysis as the primary method for making big decisions. The rest admit that most of their decision-making is based largely on gut instincts. As was written in […]
Mashing up multiple data sources to generate a single source of truth is an integral part of data analysis. It allows you to compare and cross-reference records stored in different formats and locations, and to perform queries and calculations. This article will run you through some basic concepts in data analysis that you should […]
Visualizing data is not always straightforward, and oftentimes it’s actually quite difficult to decide how to best represent the information at hand. In fact, each type of graph or visualization out there has a very specific optimal use case, but keeping these all in your head is no small task. That’s why we’ve created […]
In 2012, Harvard Business Review cited data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. Just two months ago LinkedIn shared the “25 Hottest Skills that Got People Hired in 2014” – guess what type of workers possessed these skills? This attention has been followed with a slew of articles telling budding analysts […]
All UFO Sightings Organized by Location and Time
For the first time you can explore thousands of UFO sightings collected by the United States government. More than 100,000 pages of declassified documents on the US Air Force’s internal UFO investigation, called Project Blue Book, have been uploaded to the Internet. We decided to analyze this […]
After some hectic weeks and a very tired development team, we’re proud to announce that Sisense version 5.7 is now officially out. Existing customers can update their version independently or contact our Success Management team.
In addition to some major improvements to stability and functionality, this latest edition of our award-winning business intelligence software comes […]
Ever wondered which type of data visualization best describes your own personality? Have you lied awake at night unsure if you were more of a pie chart or a heat-map? Wonder no longer — take this quiz to find out.
We know by now that data is essential to the modern business. Everyone collects it, and most have some sort of analysis plan or software in place. But what a lot of companies still haven’t gotten the hang of is using outside data sources to boost their strategic decision-making. This requires a BI software […]
Google Spreadsheets isn’t as simple as you think it is, it’s actually a serious Business Intelligence asset. For those of you that may be scoffing, I’m not kidding. According to Google, more than 5 million businesses are already using the recently rebranded Apps for Work. Amit Singh, president of Google’s For Work division says […]