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Tag: business intelligence

How DataViz Can Help You Win The Nobel Prize

Wondering how dataviz can get you the Nobel prize?

Well here is simple answer. Careful and alluring visualization of data helps you find fortune in your research and project data in a way it was never seen before.2014-08-26_1450

Many data analysts and scientists are finding ways these days to produce astonishingly beautiful figures and release them for open use. These set of information & stats, are no longer be ignored by the fact that they are most often read by researchers than before.

Researchers are in constant search of ways to search not only for data, but also a lot of  information that can be compared and presented on a single platform.

Here are some key points keeping in mind might help you winning a noble prize ;-) .

#User Participation:

Your data should tell the story to positively engage the users. Users integration and participation is one indispensable step that should never be overlooked.

 #Make It Visual:

It is an inherent human tendency to interpret images at a much faster rate than written or explained text.  And so, it is always advisable to add more of the pictorial elements to the existing contents.

#Predict The Future:

Users are much more interested in what will happen in the future. Instead of just swinging around the past, projecting future values helps in active consumer engagement.

#Listen What Users Say:

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say, well said by Bryant H. McGill”. Listening to users needs & answering them helps in closure of an unseen gap set in between the presenter & end users.

#Project Information That Open Doors For Future Intrusion: 

Information that ignites a spark for future intrusion is more likely admired by fellow colleagues and provides them a room to discover the new possibilities.

 #Data That’ll Solve Dual Purpose:

Data that presents two ends of a successful campaign is preferred much more than the ones sniffing around a specific area only.
Addressing the current issues, how they have evolved during past and then providing answers at least once for these issues, helps in getting an active engagement & comprehension from audiences.

Keeping these simple tips in mind would definitely leave a positive impact on the viewers. And who knows, you might win a Nobel prize for an awesome presentation… ;-)

Why Devil ray kicked Clownfish out

Devil ray vs ClownfishToday we made an important step in Jolicharts’ still short history: we replaced the 4-months-old Clownfish release by Devil ray. Now, since we started we’ve been releasing 2 to 3 minor updates per week but this one was a big step. We just passed the first milestone of our long term strategy which is to become the must-have tool for web developers who need analytics in their app. So, what’s new?

  • Data can be kept on your own servers
    If you don’t want to host your data elsewhere, keep it where it is right now. Jolicharts can be connected to your database (MySQL and PostgreSQL as of today) and will generate all queries automatically using the chart builder drag-and-drop interface.
  • Embeddable charts and dashboards
    Charts and dashboards can be embedded into your apps using a simple link. More about that here.
  • A more powerful analysis of datasources
    Even datasources with a lot of columns are now analysed in seconds in order to generate your queries efficiently.
  • High-speed generation of dashboards, even with big amounts of data
    We have improved our charting algorithms in order to display even big dashboards in a few seconds. You will also benefit from Jolicharts smart caching in order to reduce the time to display your charts.
  • URL control of dashboards and charts to allow embedding
    Dashboard and chart content can be controlled by defining filters directly through the URL. Read about it here.

New Year Quotes from Team Jolicharts

All the team here at Jolicharts would like to wish you, marvelous Jolicharts user, a glorious, rewarding and successful new year.

It is with these seasonal greetings in mind that we offer up 4 quotes at starting your new year off on a data-driven foot:
The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.” – Sherlock Holmes, fictional detective, or, put it this way, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the author)
Be a good detective by making an appropriate use of Jolicharts to discover trends behind your data.

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.” – Charles Babbage, mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and engineer
Today, Charles Babbage would have undoubtedly written that “Using Jolicharts to create your dashboards is much better than having no dashboard at all”.

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former Executive, President, and Chair of Hewlett-Packard Co.
At Jolicharts, we believe insight comes from sharing information around data. In other words, we believe insight comes from collaboration. This is why sharing your dashboards with as many people as you want will always be free.

I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians, and I’m not kidding.” – Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google
The good news is you don’t need to be a statistician to be in the sexy category, just keep on using Jolicharts to make your data speak out loud.

Now that all is said and done, Happy New Year 2013!