The Value of Visualization

The notion of visualization has been around for years. Visualization provides a means by which you can gain insight into your data. For some, visualization can be a report that appears in their email inbox or on a web page. For others, it could be a grid of numbers with a chart in Excel. The key is to…

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Looking Back at 2012, the Year of Big Data

The end of a year always brings the inevitable flood of lists. Best of 2012 lists. Worst of 2012 lists. Influential songs, YouTube videos, even people that sum up the year in review, like Lady Gaga or Barack Obama. These lists stick to politics and pop culture for the most part and rarely does a…

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The 2012 Elections: From the Data’s Point of View

Whether you stayed up late election night or woke up the next morning to the results of the 2012 elections, there is one thing we can all agree on about this year’s campaign: 2012 was the year of political big data analytics. Launching a new era of data analytics in politics, President Obama started collecting…

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