OCAD University President Sara Diamond: big data stories must be told with multi-sensory approach

As a part of the Centre for Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design (CIVDDD), Dr. Sara Diamond is helping to bring together strong science capacity with creative story telling. She believes representing data sets

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Information Builders providing ‘self-service’ analytics

Updated on June 12 at 11:55 a.m. ET with analyst comments. ORLANDO - Information Builders has launched a new way for businesses to analyze their data – but it’s not just geared towards

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2014 Candice So

Askuity launches platform to bridge gap between suppliers and retailers

When Eric Green co-founded Planet People Co., a company creating and packaging eco-friendly cleaning products, he learned very quickly how difficult it is to get information from the retailers selling his products on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian business intelligence solution adds infographics

To say the business intelligence software market is crowded would be an understatement. Giants like IBM Cognos, SAP BusinessObjects, SAS, Microsoft are there, as well as significant players Tibco, Information Builders, MicroStrategy… All

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft launches Power BI to all users

Microsoft Corp. is now making its business intelligence program, branded as Power BI for Office 365, generally available. While Microsoft actually launched Power BI in closed beta in July 2013, the program is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2014 Candice So

Data visualizations go from flat to 3D

Grey peaks jutting upwards among sawtoothed, sharp little points - at first glance, this rendering looks like it's a model depicting stalagmites on a cave floor. But this isn't a sculpture of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Candice So

SAP launches new predictive analytics solution

SAP AG has released a new predictive analytics engine – the first solution to come out of its acquisition of KXEN Inc., a U.S.-based predictive analytics software provider, which took place earlier this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Candice So

More businesses to harness predictive analytics

Businesses are planning on investing more and more in predictive analytics in the next few years, using their data as a crystal ball for the future, according to a new survey measuring U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 4th, 2013 Candice So

#SASanalytics: Twitter chat recap on high performance analytics – Sponsored by SAS Canada

Big data, high performance analytics, data visualizations - do these sound like they have any impact on your organization? We just concluded a great Twitter chat sponsored by SAS Canada, speaking to solutions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Candice So

Marketo rolls out automated email system for marketers

Marketers have yet another way to email their customers through Marketo Inc.’s latest tool, Dialog Edition. The best part? Dialog Edition sends emails automatically on their behalf. Yesterday, Calif-.based Marketo announced it’d be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Candice So

Adobe improves analytics tool for marketers

Adobe Systems Inc. is rolling out several new features to its Adobe Analytics service, helping marketers carve out new trends from their data and analyze data collected from mobile apps. In July, Adobe

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian businesses slower to embrace data analysis, study finds

Canadian businesses are eyeing data analytics with keener interest than ever before, but many of them have been slow to start using data to make decisions, says a new study from Deloitte Analytics.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So

Ex-Facebook employees launch data visualization startup Polychart

Startup name: Polychart Co-founders: Lisa Zhang, CEO; Samson Hu, vice-president of business development; Fravic Fernando, vice-president of user experience Funding: Raised $135,000 in seed funding Startup premise: Back in 2010, higher-ups in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 14th, 2013 Candice So

DataAppeal creates everyman tool for 3D geo-spatial data visualizations

Nadia Amoroso never imagined that she’d be working in a tech startup. What she did know was that she would be some day be working with data - and analyzing what it means

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2013 Candice So