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Taking your Documents Mobile with @Google and @Microsoft

imageGoogle is rolling out pivot tables in Google spreadsheets. Pivot tables make it easy to process and summarize large data sets in seconds.  We have been using Google Doc’s within our WorkPlace solution.  You see, by centralizing our documents into a cloud storage like Google Docs or Microsoft Skydrive, you can have all your documents using our WorkPlace products like WorkPlace for Outlook and WorkPlace for Mobile and soon WorkPlace for Windows.  We can do the same with Microsoft Web Office, but it doesn’t always render correctly on all the mobile devices.

So no matter where I go, I have my business with me using WorkPlace.  Check out the video below for a look at how pivot tables work in Google spreadsheets:

Source: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2011/05/summarize-your-data-with-pivot-tables.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OfficialGoogleDocsBlog+%28Docs+Blog%29&utm_content=Google+Reader


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Visualized: Google charts the rise and fall of United States revenues

Ok, this one made me laugh.  The author of this report on Google taking census data and turning them into “gorgeous” charts just made me laugh!   Really?  Gorgeous?  Really?   These are just line charts!  Smile   Vlad should spend some time at Extended Results to see what Gorgeous BI really looks like.

Open invitation Vlad!  Smile

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/28/visualized-google-charts-the-rise-and-fall-of-united-states-re/


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#Japan Earthquake Map Visualization–#Google Earth

I was using Google Earth the other day to see the earthquake activity around the world.  When you zoom into Japan I was amazed to see the activity off the east coast.  I read the other day that over 245 earthquakes in just 3 or 4 days.  That is crazy.  The visualization really puts it into perspective the size of the issues facing Japan.

  • The color of the bubble represent when the earthquake occurred.
  • The size of the bubble represents the size of the earthquake.
  • The ridges you see under water is the pacific ring of fire ridge.
    Shortly, I’ll have a Excel PowerPivot that will allow you to drill into the earthquake activity so you can have some other insights into the tragedy.

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Our prayers go out to all the people in Japan.

Patrick


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Google PowerMeter comes to Blue Line Innovations

I blogged a while ago on how Microsoft Holm was using the Blue Line power meter monitor.  I have one of those at home and find it kind of cool.  The trend charts are ok and can be somewhat spotty, but it works.  Now Google’s PowerMeter works with Blue Line too!   Good for them!   I look forward to checking it out, but check out the great looking consumption chart below!

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/12/20/google-powermeter-comes-to-blue-line-innovations-powercost-moni/

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Google Ngram Database Tracks Popularity Of 500 Billion Words

Google has quietly released Ngram, a free tool that allows users to sift through 500 billion words contained in nearly 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008 in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Russian. The tool can compare words and phrases and provide and year-by-year breakdown of when and how often they appeared in print. The entire dataset that powers the tool is also available for download.

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/google-ngram-database-tracks-popularity-of-500-billion-words

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Google HTML5 Business Intelligence

This is a really neat site showcasing Google queries and HTML5 development tools.  Some of the data is kind of old news, but it is an interesting display to see what countries and talking the most about certain topics.  Check it out, has some ideas I’m sure you could use in your business intelligence projects.

Source: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2010/#events

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