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A Must Read: Bryan Brandow’s BI Blog on Evolving BI

Readers:

I have some good news to share with you.

Bryan BrandowBryan Brandow, a Data Engineering Manager, has started (or perhaps restarted) blogging again. His new blog is called Bryan’s BI Blog and the first post is a must read. It is titled Evolving BI and Bryan shares his latest adventures, his thoughts on the current state of BI as he has observed and experienced it, and where he feels we collectively need to go.

Bryan has also migrated all of his old MicroStrategy Blog posts to this blog site and I encourage you to read these as well.

Here is a link to the Evolving BI post.

Best Regards,

Michael

 

A Must Have Tool: The Data Visualisation Catalogue

Data Visualisation Catalogue

Readers:

This is something I find to be very worthwhile and a great tool to have available when you have data, but can’t decide on which visualization is best to use.

The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an ongoing project developed by Severino Ribecca.

Originally, Severino started this project as a way to develop his own knowledge of data visualisation and to create a reference tool for him to use in the future for his own work. Fortunately for us, Severino thought it would also be useful tool to not only other designers, but also anyone in a field that requires the use of data visualisation regularly (economists, scientists, statisticians etc).

Severino website is very comprehensive, detailed and can help you decide the right method for your needs.

He plans on adding in new visualisation methods, bit-by-bit, as he continues to research each method to find the best way to explain how it works and what it is best suited for.

The project itself is in the developmental stages at the moment.

All news and website updates can be found on Twitter.

I also encourage you to donate to this cause. I just donated today.

Best regards,

Michael

Below is an example of how Severino has catalogued the Bar Chart

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