Data Driven Digest for August 28: Treemaps

The first treemap was created around 1990, for a reason that seems laughable today: 14 people in a University of Maryland computer lab shared an 80-megabyte disk drive, and one of them – professor Ben Shneiderman – wanted to know which individuals, and which files, took up the most space. After considering circular, triangular, and rectangular representations, Prof. Shneiderman came ... Read More

Here’s Your No. 1 Tool for Fraud Detection

In the song Talk About the Blues, the experimental band The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion declares that “the blues is number 1.”  If you’re a blues fan, you probably associate the number 1 with Jon Spencer. But if you’re interested in fraudulent or anomalous numbers, you might just associate it with Frank Benford. Here’s why: Back in 1938, Benford observed that 1 is more... Read More

Data Driven Digest for August 21

The second* data visualization we all learned in school was the Cartesian coordinate system.  By plotting figures on a two-dimensional graph, we learned the relationship between numbers and space, unlocked patterns in those numbers, and established foundations for understanding algebra and geometry. The simple beauty of X-Y coordinates belies the power they hold; indeed, many of the be... Read More

Data Driven Digest for August 14

Forgive us in California for being obsessed with water. Our unprecedented drought has caused our brains to focus on the wet stuff, so that's the theme of this week's Data Driven Digest. In three data visualizations, we dive into what you would see looking west or east across the ocean; the contours and makeup of the seabed; and the width of rivers throughout North America. Grab a cool ... Read More

5 Ways Data-Driven Experiences Are the Future

The Digital Experience market space today is being driven by Marketing and the CMO, however, the pendulum is likely to swing back toward the CIO and technology teams to help provide better insight into the success of digital transformation projects. Age of the Customer We have entered a digital world of consumer-centric business. Customers expect experiences that are personalized... Read More

Moving Content to iHub, Trial Edition

Remember the last time you moved from one home to another? Moving can be a pain; it's time-consuming and stressful, so you probably blocked it from your memory. You definitely didn't enjoy the process. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to move content to the just-released OpenText Actuate Information Hub (iHub), Trial Edition from an old instance of iHub, Free Edition (formerly k... Read More

Is Your Organization Ready for the Future?

Is your organization ready for the future? Meeting Customer Demand for Interactivity and Flexibility Consumer technology is changing at a rapid pace, and so are consumer expectations. As the lines between business customers and consumers blur, we can see the speed of this consumer technology evolution is impacting the expectations of corporate customers or business users. Busin... Read More

Operating at the Speed of Digital

Digital Disruption is Stronger and Faster
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” – Charles Darwin We live in a time of unprecedented change. In every sector, digital technologies are changing the rules of business by enabling new business models. Startups are reshaping entire industries, combining technologies like cloud, social, mobile, and analytics to ... Read More

Data Driven Digest for July 31

Data visualization exists to help us learn things from, and about, data. It helps us answer questions like these: What are the trends in the data? What data is most common and most unusual? What information is important and what’s not? Appropriately, this week’s Data Driven Digest is all about learning: Learning about words, learning about complex concepts, and learning about educa... Read More

Data Driven Digest for July 24

Marriage is on the minds of data scientists and data journalists this summer. That’s our suspicion, based on the many blog posts, articles, and data visualizations that have come onto the radar at the Data Driven Digest. We’ve picked three favorite examples that – pardon the pun – wed  serious data science with attractive, clear data visualization. Do any these ring a bell wi... Read More