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Take Advantage Of The Best Interactive & Effective Data Visualization Examples

The best data visualization examples blog post by datapine

Data is the new oil? No, data is the new soil.” – David McCandless

Humans are visual creatures. A visual is processed 60,000 times faster than any text, and studies show that 65% of the population comprises visual learners. Moreover, 90% of the information transferred to the brain is visual.

Marrying digestible text with striking visuals provides the greatest results regarding the effective presentation of data, making it easy for audiences to understand and retain data. This very notion is the core of visualization.

Recently, data visualization specialists have married information to high aesthetics, taking advantage of humans’ natural affinity for beauty. When choosing the right data visualization type, the most important element to consider is if you’re offering people the opportunity to see insights they haven’t seen or experienced before and wouldn’t otherwise be able to decipher in written text alone.


A Guide To Starting A Career In Business Intelligence & The BI Skills You Need

The BI skills you need to start a career in business intelligence by datapine

Does data excite, inspire, or even amaze you?

Does the idea of discovering patterns in large volumes of information make you want to roll up your sleeves and get to work? Do you find computer science and its applications within the business world more than interesting? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to consider a career in business intelligence (BI).In the age of information, business information and intelligence, if utilized strategically, has the power to propel a business far above its competitors as well as exponentially boost brand awareness, internal engagement, organizational efficiency, and profitability. The BI industry is expected to soar to a value of $42.95 billion by 2028. Moreover, companies that use BI analytics are five times more likely to make swifter, more informed decisions.

Despite these findings, the undeniable value of intelligence for business, and the incredible demand for BI skills, 74% of IT decision-makers from Canada and the USA believe there is a shortage of BI-based data professionals according to a survey.

That’s where you come in.


2014 Q1 and Q2 Funding Analysis of the Berlin Startup Scene

Dashboard Funding Analysis berlin Startup Scene 2014

The recent common assumption that Berlin’s startup scene was more hype than substance has been proven wrong. VC money continues to flood into Berlin. In fact, the amount of capital quadrupled from 2009 (34.2M euro) to in 2013 (133.3M euro). In the second quarter of last year, Berlin out-raised London in total VC investment for the first time. Last year’s rounds and exits were widely reported. Now, let’s look at the action thus far in 2014. Here is our Q1/Q2 funding analysis of the Berlin startup scene.