Data Driven Digest for May 22

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“It’s got lots of numbers in it.” Former President George W. Bush was famously razzed for saying this about his budget, but today’s public sector budgets don’t rely solely on numbers; they’re increasingly expressed as data visualizations. Visualizing government spending has the goal of increasing transparency and making data more accessible – and isn’t that why we do any... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 15

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This week’s Data Driven Digest focuses on health and well-being. Not coincidentally, all of our data visualizations feature maps; public health officials, insurance companies, and individuals are endlessly interested in where people are healthy and where they aren’t, because that information helps to guide policy, allocate resources and set rates. Maps of sickness and health can tak... Read More

How To: Display the Full Executed Query Text, Including Parameters

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When trouble shooting a query in your report design, wouldn't it be nice to be able to write the entire query out to your console or to a text control within your design, including the parameters? Or, maybe you want to write out the full queries that your users are running to a log file for monitoring. If you are not using data set parameters, this is easy (and also unnecessary since ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 8

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This week’s Data Driven Digest is all about work. We have three great work-related data visualizations: One is a wild-looking map, part of an infographic showing where software developers work and earn the most. Another, a combined map and bar chart, shows how many hours people toil in the ten U.S. cities with the longest workweeks. The third is an interactive website showing the di... Read More

Announcing April’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for April 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare post... Read More

Announcing March’s Community Contributor Leaderboard

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I'm pleased to announce the members of the BIRT Developer Center Community Leaderboard for March 2015. The purpose of this Leaderboard is to honor the top contributors to the community each month and to have a little fun. Scores are also posted in the Developer Center Community. You can recognize past and current Leaderboard members by special badges on their forum and DevShare post... Read More

Why You Need to Classify Your Customers

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When you are trying to understand the behavior of your customers, initially you look at their history of interactions with your company, their attributes, their metrics, their scores, the marketing response ratio. There are a lot of sources and data that you can use to increase your knowledge and use it to make things better and increase your sales and invest your marketing budget... Read More

Data Driven Digest for May 1

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Next Monday is Star Wars Day, and we’re getting a jumpstart on the holiday with today’s Data Driven Digest. Our first item analyzes the latest teaser trailer for the next installment - yes, there's data there - and we remain out of this world to admire a video data visualization by an amateur astronomer.  We finally plummet back to earth to visualize the value of our personal ... Read More

3 Questions: John Johnson of Dell Services Discusses Analytics and Reporting for IT Services

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Dell Services, the global system integrator and IT outsourcing arm at Dell, provides support, application, cloud, consulting, and many other mission-critical IT services to hundreds of organizations worldwide across many sectors. The company collects and manages massive amounts of data concerning customer infrastructures from simple, high-frequency metrics (such as CPU, memory, and d... Read More

Data Driven Digest for April 24

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This week’s Digest features maps displaying data on global, state and local levels. But the fact that they’re maps is about all that these three great data visualizations have in common. The exact data they expose is – pardon the pun – all over the map: it ranges from global shopping obsessions to highway roadkill to county-by-county demographics. We’ll start big and zoom in. ... Read More