Author Archives: DaltonRuer

Visualizing Data that does not exist … aka Readmissions Dashboard

Many who make requests seem to have a belief that Business Intelligence is magic. They loose their ability to listen to logic and reason and simply ask you to do the impossible. Many who make requests seem to have a belief … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered …

Have you ever wondered what events happen to patients after a particular surgery is performed? Well I did. Like I seriously can’t sleep when I start wondering about things like that. I start believing crazy things like we can change … Continue reading

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Thousands, and Millions and Billions … Oh My!!!!!

When most people think of Qlik they think of our patented Qlik Indexing Engine having all of your data in memory. I love demonstrating the lightning fast speeds and responsiveness with hundreds of millions of rows of data. More and … Continue reading

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Visualizing Advanced Analytics

Advanced Analytics with Aster I recently stumbled upon Teradata’s Aster and I’m pretty fired up. It turns out there is an entire community dedicated to helping data visualization people like myself learn how to implement advanced analytic functions. The site … Continue reading

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To achieve, or not to achieve action

That is the question. At least it’s the question that we in the business intelligence community should be focusing on. Why weave my title so closely to one of the most famous lines by William Shakespeare? Simple. Our ability to … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Whiny Brats

Ever have one of those days where you feel like you are surrounded by a bunch of whiny brats? No I’m not talking about your children (or grand children in my case.) I’m talking about your leadership team. You beat … Continue reading

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Visualizing How to Improve

Besides helping customers by day and being an all around Qlik Dork at other times I happen to have a very strong passion for helping fastpitch softball players elevate their game. When I say elevate the game I mean getting over … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Data Tornado

You know I love to go out on a limb using data metaphors. Sometimes they are my own and sometimes I flat out steal them from others. (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery you know.) I’ve wanted to continue … Continue reading

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Flipping Homes or just Flipping Out?

I’ve enjoyed my career in Business Intelligence but after seeing the following visualization which shows the amazing potential for earning profit in the home flipping business I think it’s time I became a real estate mogul. Unless you’ve been under … Continue reading

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The Power of Now

One of my favorite activities as a child was doing mental puzzles. Matchstick puzzles like this were among my favorites. Easy to understand wording like “Move 2 matchsticks and turn this fish that is swimming to the left into a … Continue reading

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