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How to Easily Visualize Data

Monday, October 26, 2009

The biggest problem we have with data is not collecting it and storing it; it’s analyzing it. This is why business intelligence applications are at the top of every IT priority list. But the problem with most business intelligence applications is that they don’t make it easy to see the data. In order to visualize the data, it first has to be massaged into a compatible format, then the only thing that an end user can visualize is the way the data was set up by the IT department. If users wants to change the way the data is set up to see something else, they have to start the whole process all over again.

Needless to say, this can take up quite a lot of time. For most IT organizations, it requires the aid of developers to set up  the spatial mapping into a geographical information system (GIS) that has to integrated with the business intelligence application.

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