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The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

Productivity

The CEO of Twitter says one of the best productivity tools is a free app that comes installed on every iPhone

There are a slew of downloadable productivity apps available for those looking to reflect, take notes, and streamline their workdays.<p>But Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, sticks to iOS Notes, a free app that comes installed on every iPhone.<p>He recently explained what he uses it for in a …

FileMaker 17, First Take: More accessible, more connected

There are plenty of 'low code' tools aimed at people who aren't professional developers but who need to create apps that are essentially databases …

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Amazon targets small businesses, takes aim at Tableau and Microsoft Power BI with new QuickSight pricing model

Amazon Web Services said Thursday that it will offer QuickSight, its data analytics and visualization software, to companies and organizations on a …

Bringing analytics to life | McKinsey Analytics

1. Identify sources of new business value<p>Every analytics project starts with identifying specific opportunities for analytics-driven revenue growth …

Tableau Prep paves the way to the Analytics Economy

Tableau enthusiasts won’t be getting much sleep tonight. That’s because the Seattle-based business intelligence and analytics provider just announced …

How Software Maker Tableau Helps Doctors Tame Data

Aaron Black calls it “hand-to-hand combat”: the time-consuming, painful battle to convert a Tower of Babel of information into life-saving guidance …

Diving Into Data Visualization

Welcome back to our monthly big data deep dive series! It's been a while. Last time, we looked at data science from a big data angle. This time, …

3 Smarter Ways to Use Microsoft Excel

Your numbers might not be as accurate as you think.<p><i>By Russell Kommer, founder of ESW.</i><p>When was the last time you reviewed the data you use to make decisions about your company's operations? If anyone in your organization works with Microsoft Excel, take a look now. Your numbers might not be as …

Microsoft Excel

The Next Generation of BI Is Here, and So Is the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and BI Platforms

It's February, which means Gartner's Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms Magic Quadrant is here again. For us at Sisense, it has been quite …

Why We Need Data Visualization To Understand Unstructured Data | Articles | Chief Data Officer

Data visualization has evolved dramatically in recent years. Organizations are utilizing increasingly impressive software to present the vast amount …

A Step-by-Step Guide to learn Advanced Tableau - for Data Science and Business Intelligence Professionals

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With new in-memory analytics engine, Tableau looks to supercharge data visualization

Tableau Software Inc. said today it has managed to jack up the speed at which enterprises can visualize important data for decision-makers. This …

Data Visualization

The Future of Business Intelligence – What’s Coming in 2018 and Beyond

The future is coming… fast! At least when you’re talking about advances in technology, it is. Business Intelligence (BI) is no exception. The …

Big Data

25 Data Analytics Vendors at the Forefront in 2018

Businesses are updating their approaches to data analytics as the competitive landscape changes. We explore the trends, technologies, and vendors …

Your company is only as good as its hiring process

A company’s brand is not just the sum of its talent, logo, people and product; it is also— more importantly— the impression it leaves on people. So the experience of interviewing at your office should always be a positive one, even for the candidates who don’t end up with a job offer.<p>Being good at …

Finding the Right BI Tool for Your Business

Data visualization is a great way to understand the numbers that matter better. We process images 60,000 times faster than text. This is one reason …

Stop Using Excel, Finance Chiefs Tell Staffs

Ubiquitous spreadsheet software that revolutionized accounting hasn’t kept up, CFOs say<p>By<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>Tatyana Shumsky<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@MissShumsky<p>Tatyana.Shumsky@wsj.com<p>Adobe Inc.’s finance chief Mark Garrett says his team struggles keeping track of which jobs have been filled at …

Financial Planning

Ditch the To-Do List. This is the Only Prioritization System You Need

The life hack that will keep you on track and super productive.<p>Prioritization made simple: write a list of all the things you have to do and cross them off as you go. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy, right?<p>Not quite. To-do lists might help you get things done today, but they're also a double-edged sword. …

Is Tableau Right for You? 10-Point Checklist to Make the Right Decision

If you are choosing a business intelligence tool for your analytics, you have probably heard of Tableau Software. Tableau provides desktop, server, …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

31 Digital Tools Entrepreneurs Say They Can't Live Without

What tools do CEOs actually use every day?<p>Today there are too many tools to choose from, which got me wondering, what tools do CEOs actually use every day? What tools could they not live without?<p>I've interviewed over 700 CEOs as part of my podcast, <i>The Top Entrepreneurs</i>, and have summarized the top …

Project Management

5 Top Tips For Presenting Data More Effectively

Reporting the findings of data-driven discovery is often thought of as “the crucial last step” in an analytics program. Unfortunately, this is often misinterpreted as meaning it is of lesser importance – nothing could be further from the truth!<p>If you’re interested in data-driven transformation and …

Public Speaking

How Data Analytics Is Changing Business Models

You must have heard the famous quote, ‘If you don’t know where you are going, then any road will get you there.’ However, in a data driven world …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

Apps

Tableau Needs To Move Beyond Data Visualization

Tableau (NYSE:DATA) has grown at a fast pace over the years. It is one of those very few startups where everything, from technology to sales, …