By Phil Simon
The period of massive information as arrived, and such a lot businesses are woefully unprepared. Slowly, many are getting to know that stalwarts like Excel spreadsheets, KPIs, usual experiences, or even conventional enterprise intelligence instruments are not enough. those previous standbys cannot start to deal with present day expanding streams, volumes, and kinds of knowledge. within the visible association, award-winning writer and know-how specialist Phil Simon appears at how an more and more variety of businesses are embracing new dataviz instruments and, extra very important, a brand new frame of mind dependent upon info discovery and exploration. Simon adroitly exhibits how Amazon, Apple, fb, Google, Twitter, and different tech heavyweights use strong facts visualization instruments to garner interesting insights into their companies. yet make no mistake: those businesses are hardly ever on my own. enterprises of all kinds, industries, sizes are representing their facts in new and extraordinary methods. accordingly, they're asking larger questions and making larger company judgements.
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It’s presumptuous to assume that the content of my tweets is static. com. The company made user data available for download in December 2012. I could have thrown that data into Microsoft Excel or Access and started manually looking for patterns. Knowing me, I would have created a pivot table in Excel along with a pie chart or a basic bar graph. ) The entire process would have been pretty time consuming even though I’ve been working with these productivity staples for a long time. Let’s say that Twitter existed in 1998.
In the end, I believe that how, why, and what are more important than who. The Visual Organization benefits from profiling organizations with compelling and specific examples of contemporary data visualization, even if a few of those organizations aren’t necessarily household names. And, as I’ll argue in the following pages, these lesser-known enterprises may well become more recognized and successful precisely because they understand the tremendous value that data and dataviz offer. info 24â•… ▸â•›â•› B o o k Overview and Background The Quest for Knowledge and Case Studies One day in August 2013, a graduate student by the name of James Eichinger tweeted at me.
At the same time, though, I unabashedly use Twitter for reasons that have absolutely no connection to work. If you go to @philsimon and follow me (please do), there’s a good chance that you’ll see a few tweets with #Rush and #BreakingBad, my favorite band and TV show, respectively. What’s more, I’ve tweeted many of these things during times and days when I probably should have been working. I could delude myself, but I won’t. A few of my favorite celebrities and athletes have engaged with me on Twitter, bringing a smile to my face.
The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions by Phil Simon