Author Archives: DaltonRuer

The World “is” Flat

Oh sure those nerdy science types will give you explanations and “supposed” evidence that the world isn’t round. Blah-blah-blah. But let’s face it … we are humans and the way our brains work it’s simply easier to see things in … Continue reading

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Removing the clutter

Ask any Data Visualization expert and one of the best pieces of advice that they will give you is “remove the clutter” so that your “data can tell the story.” Would it be going to far if I suggested that … Continue reading

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What in the world were you thinking???

I can tell you that as the father of two daughters, the grandfather of 7 and a 20 year veteran coach/instructor for thousands of adolescent female athletes I’ve probably said “What in the world were you thinking” at least a … Continue reading

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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’ve written thousands … Continue reading

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