Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, SQLServerPedia Syndication

Data Visualisation and SQL Server Blethering in July

In the Scots language, a 'blether' is someone who likes the sound of their own voice. I will be speaking at four events in July, so I'm sure I qualify as a blether! In case anyone's interested, here are the details of the events:I will be speaking at the Tableau UK User Group on 5th… Continue reading Data Visualisation and SQL Server Blethering in July

Collective Intelligence, Diversity

Ledface Crowd Funding Initiative

I recently blogged about Collective Intelligence and its application to the SQL Server Community in particular. I mentioned one initiative by Ledface, who are trying to build an online community that will leverage cultural intelligence to answer questions from individuals. Ledface has a very specific goal: to enable people to tap into collective intelligence to answer… Continue reading Ledface Crowd Funding Initiative

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, Diversity, Tableau

The UK Tableau User Group committee are delighted to announce the Keynote speaker for our next event is Stephen Few. If you would like to register for this event, please do visit the registration site here. Stephen writes the quarterly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, speaks and teaches internationally, and provides design consulting. In 2004 he wrote the first… Continue reading

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, SQLServerPedia Syndication

How can reading a report be like reading a comic? Trellis Charts

How can reading a report be like reading a comic? Comics have a particular accepted structure, where each panel tells its own story, but the whole number of panels together tell a complete story. In a comic, the individual panels combine together to form a narrative. If you are interested in reading more about the… Continue reading How can reading a report be like reading a comic? Trellis Charts

Business Intelligence, Data Visualisation, Tableau

SQL Denali Connect Item Dashboard

Dashboards are for everyone, but it is important to provide the correct type of dashboard for the various sets of people who are consuming the data. The dashboards are both designed differently, and function differently. There are three main types of dashboard: Dashboard Type Purpose Audience Components Operational Monitor Operational DashboardScorecard Faceted Analytical Tracking Analysis… Continue reading SQL Denali Connect Item Dashboard