Actuate’s Data Driven Summit to Showcase Embedded Analytics

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Seven cities, dozens of stories and one central message: BIRT is best for building winning customer experiences. That's the theme at this year's Data Driven Summit 2014. The worldwide event series, formerly known as Actuate’s annual customer day, kicks off in the heart of Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6. The show is free to attend and designed especially for planners a... Read More

Data Driven Digest for October 31

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Each Friday we share some favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations and embedded analytics that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries. Data of the Dead: A team at ESRI has dug up (not literally, thank goodness) the final resting places of more than 50 of the famous and infamous,... Read More

Data as Differentiator: Actuate Helps Phototype Become Trusted Advisor to Clients

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The people of Phototype set a goal for their company a few years ago: to become a trusted advisor to all of their clients, not just another vendor. The reasoning was simple: Clients of trusted advisors are happier, more engaged, and invested in a long term partnership because they derive measurable value from the relationship. But how does a company make the leap from being a vend... Read More

Actuate Tops Dresner Embedded BI Report, a Critical Tool for Data-Hungry Execs

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A little horn-tooting first: Actuate was ranked as the No. 1 vendor in the "Dresner 2014 Embedded Business Intelligence Study." The study is the latest in Dresner's "Wisdom of Crowds" series of market insights. These reports comprise the only comprehensive research on BI usage and trends from the viewpoint of the customers, and virtually all BI vendors are ranked. It's a really b... Read More

Extend BIRT Interactive Viewer with a Pop-up Dialog Box [Code]

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Second in a series. In a previous BIRT Interactive Viewer Extension (found here), a few lines of jQuery code let you add row highlighting capability to BIRT tables. In this post we extend that idea further, showing how to add a fully configurable pop-up dialog box to display details that don’t need to appear in every row. Why would you want this? We’ve all worked with tables in... Read More

Archiving – Do You Need to Upgrade? [Part 3]

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Part 3 – Popular Requirements At some point, an organization must determine whether it is more sensible to augment their existing archive system or rip out everything and replace it with a totally new solution. Admittedly, there is no set formula. Optimal solutions must be devised on a case-by-case basis. That said, many large organizations still share the same concerns and thus ha... Read More

Moving From Big Data to Data Driven Applications

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I bet you have read hundreds of articles about Big Data that start by describing how many zillion bytes of data exist on earth. Naturally, the concept of the three Vs of Big Data – Variety, Volume and Velocity – is familiar to you as well. The underlying message that these stories convey feels to me like something slow-moving and heavy. The image that comes to my mind is the fo... Read More

Data Driven Digest for October 24

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Each Friday we share some of our favorite reporting on, and examples of, data driven visualizations that came onto our radar in the past week. Use the “Subscribe” link at left and we’ll email you with new entries. It’s a passing thing. We’re still grumpy about it in the San Francisco Bay Area, but Peyton Manning broke the NFL record for touchdown passes last Sunday ag... Read More

3 Questions: Naomi B. Robbins Discusses Graphs

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Naomi B. Robbins worked at Bell Labs in the 1990s – the same era when William S. Cleveland, another employee of that famed R&D organization, authored the seminal work The Elements of Graphing Data. When Robbins read her colleague’s book, she found a new calling. “I found it fascinating,” Robbins remembers. “He wrote the book for audiences in science and technology. As I... Read More

Cloud508: A Cloud Solution for Federal Government that Automates Document Accessibility

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A unique collaboration designed to build accessibility into the U.S. federal government’s most important and most distributed documents, Cloud508 is Actuate Corporation’s newest endeavor. A joint project with partners Braille Works and Venatôre, the cloud-based service works with documents such as tax, health, and benefits notices, statements and other personalized communications, a... Read More

3 Trends in Embedded Analytics

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Data visualization is everywhere. Whether you check your online bank account, monitor your workouts, discover the energy consumption of your house, check your pipeline in your CRM system or view remaining vacation days on your HR application, visualizations are part of the large majority of web applications. When data visualizations are embedded well, they appear to be seamless... Read More