Beth Schultz

Visual Analytics Big Draw for Cosmos Bank

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Re: A picture's worth a thousand words
BethSchultz   4/17/2013 4:42:11 PM
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Exactly -- that's a big differentiator between yesterday's infographics and today's dynamic data visualization!

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A picture's worth a thousand words
Callmebob   4/17/2013 4:32:48 PM
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How true. Visualization gives one a snapshot view of data. If you want/need the details then chisel down.

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Re: Stunning
BethSchultz   4/16/2013 10:37:14 AM
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LOL. I dare you to present a data visualization a la what you played around with yesterday in the SAS VA demo and see what the senior managers have to say about that!

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bulk   4/16/2013 10:36:03 AM
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The people I present my data to every month are other engineers and senior managment. I mean being engineers we do enjoy raw data in spreadsheet form ;-) But when I added the line graph you might think I just invented the light bulb. 

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Re: Stunning
BethSchultz   4/16/2013 10:25:17 AM
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Ah, the dreaded spreadsheet. I guess a big question is who the recipients are. If they're most comfortable receiving their insight in that format change can be pretty hard to implement.

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bulk   4/16/2013 10:15:08 AM
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Beth, 

Today all my network data is pulled from a monitoring tool and presented in a spreadsheet :-( 

The only visualization used is a line graph to show useage, which is something I started when I took over the report about 2 years ago. Before that everyone had to click through the different sheets to see the usage from earlier months. 

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BethSchultz   4/16/2013 10:08:08 AM
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Bulk, what are you using today to produce your reports? Do they include any sort of visualizations?

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bulk   4/16/2013 9:12:15 AM
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Beth, agree. I would love to be able to produce my network usage reports with this tool, or even something half as amazing. 

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BethSchultz   4/16/2013 8:15:07 AM
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bulk, goodbye productivity for now, because you're still in play mode. But imagine how much MORE productive you could become if your organization had this inhouse!

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kq4ym   4/16/2013 8:08:11 AM
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A good point. The charts and system will undoubtedly needs some explaining to be useable by staff in order to not "waste time." With all the variations and permutations available easily to everyone, there has to be some training involved to get employees to start looking in the right direction when using visual analytics.

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