Qlikview Device Detection Extension

In a perfect world for developers and designers, their work would be approached by users on the same (or very similar) device.  Ensuring a consistent aesthetic and user experience would be simple because the developer’s experience would be the same as everyone else’s… Read more about the device detection extension, using a variable called vDevice… ...

The end of VMWare?

At a recent vendor conference, VMWare was crying that they are getting beat by Amazon AWS, and they can’t believe it — they are getting beat by a company that sells books! That’s how I thought of Amazon, say, in 2001. No wonder VMWare is getting whupped. Matt Floyd‘s insight: Alex William’s article on TechCrunch ...

Best Practices for Data Analytics in Value-Based Reimbursement

Under the Affordable Care Act, “new payment models incentivize hospitals and health systems to improve quality and outcomes while lowering costs and, in some cases, actually tie quality metrics to reimbursements. This means population health management becomes necessary in order to keep costs down and improve care and patient outcomes.”  Data analytics can help hospitals ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

Gartner released their latest Magic Quadrant for BI last month. My thoughts as I when reading through the document: Microsoft has shot right up and given the massive disparity in pricing between th…   Matt Floyd‘s insight: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics for 2013 has been released, and it’s no wonder that my favorite ...

QlikCommunity: QlikView Design Blog : QlikView 11.2 is available!

Well, Qlikview did not come out with QV 12 this year as some guessed earlier on… but they did come out with Qlikview 11.2 earlier this month! From Qlikview: Yesterday we announced QlikView 11.2. The main new feature in this release is QlikView Direct Discovery. With this exciting feature, QlikView does not require loading all ...

SAP HANA in-memory analytics: What’s it all about?

Clive Margolis sums up the in-memory analytics scene: A problem facing business intelligence users is the sheer volume of data you need to crunch in order to analyse it down to useful information.  Until recently the BI team’s response to this problem would probably be to summarise more data in the data warehouse, which could ...

Big Data Vendor Revenue And Market Forecast 2012-2017

The hype surrounding Big Data, which showed no signs of abating in 2012, now has big dollars backing it up. Factory revenue generated by the sale of Big Data-related hardware, software and services took a major step forward in 2012, growing by 59% over 2011(a). The total Big Data market reached $11.4 billion in 2012, ahead ...

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. Matt Floyd‘s insight: I came across this article while thinking about the Open Source of data management tools, like Talend (ETL). I have not heard of many ...

Qlik Tips: List Boxes should be on the right!

Stephen Redmond of Qliktips has a compelling article about why Qlikview list boxes should be on the right side of the page, not the left. Read on and you decide. He has me 90% convinced… Every QlikView demo that I have seen has the list boxes – the primary “Qlik” object in QlikView – on ...

How to Lose the Legend in Qlikview Line Charts

Gregor Aisch and Stephen Redmond have been taking cues from Tufte when they set out to get rid of legends on line charts. It’s all about the ink-to-data ratio, you know (Tufte). Gregor says: Separate legends are the worst-case scenario in the line chart world. Often one can find the legend below the chart, or ...
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