Amazing Geospatial with animation of the storm winds that are battering the U.K. #floods #maps

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Found this link the other day and found it just memorizing to watch.  Amazing what is going on near the United Kingdom.

Source: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=349.68,52.69,1723

Enjoy, Patrick

Employer health benefits costs rise. Here’s the #Analytics #mydata

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Feb 6, 2014: Running a business gets more and more expensive everyday.  Employer costs for health benefits in private industry increased 3.0 percent from December 2012 to December 2013. In the prior year, the increase was 2.1 percent. The 12‑month increases in employer costs for health insurance for private industry workers ranged from 2.1 to 3.0 percent in 2012 and 2013. That compares with increases that ranged from 3.4 to 11.4 percent from 2001 to 2011.

When I was running Extended Results, I only WISHED for a 3% increase, it was more like 20% increase year over year.  So in my opinion, the government data is inaccurate.

Source: http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140205.htm

Regards, Patrick
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Where’s the money in Seattle/Eastside area. Here’s the #Analytics. #maps #mydata #income @geekwire

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I’m always amazing at the amount of money that flows through Washington State and especially through the Seattle/Eastside area.  I found the following short article at Business Insider pointing out the Money flow using Maps or Geospatial analysis.  Good stuff.

Below is median income throughout the area.  Bill Gates and his buddies around lake washington really make that sucker dark red.  The darker the color, the more the average salary or income is for that area.

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The next image shows the rental market, again the darker the color the more expensive the area.  What is interesting is the Seattle area is a younger demographic paying the most for rent.

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The next image shows the percentage of income it takes to afford the rent.  There are some pockets, but it really shows how wealthy the entire Seattle and Eastside really are.

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You can find out more about the data at the source: https://kwelia.com/maps/cbsa_census_tract?cbsa=Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue,%20WA# 

Enjoy, Patrick

TOP 5 Tweeters at #twdisd2013 are @kentbrooks @neutrinobi @tdwi @fhalper @biscorecard #tdwisd2013 #mydata

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I decided to do some Social Analytics into the TDWI event going on in San Diego.  I couldn’t be there so I decided to attend virtually.   I am using our FREE add-on to Microsoft Excel 2013, which you can download if you would like to use it.  We are utilizing Excel, Power Pivot and Power View in the solution.

Below are some social insights into the event:

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If I was DELL, CISCO, INTEL, APPLE, GOOGLE and many others, this is what I would use for BI. #excel #sharepoint #powerview

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Well, these guys should be using PUSHBI.  BUT, they all own basically every Microsoft license that you can purchase –  are they actually using the software to their fullest potential?  I can bet you BIG DOLLARS they are not.  They are just producing report after report that nobody is looking at.  I guarantee it.

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We’ll help these tech-titians maximize their business intelligence investments to their fullest.  We are not just creating another report, but creating dashboard solutions that actually mean something.

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We are creating dashboards that provide an INSTANT KNOW of what is going on within the organization.  Not just another bar chart, but an interactive story that tells you what is going on with every click.

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And especially since these tech-behemoths are global corporations, we can easily provide geo-spatial analysis into their product moving across the United States and the Globe.  Where are the sales and the delays in product reaching the distributors?

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If you’re selling high-technology products, even flight delays in getting product and people to the right destinations can cause a ripple effect to your bottom line.

So if DELL, CISCO, INTEL, APPLE or GOOGLE are listening, it is time to give us a call so we can get out of the “just another report will do” mode.

Enjoy, Patrick

Insights into the American Trucker with a cool Infographic. Always wanted to be a trucker growing up. #analytics

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I’m always amazed to see interesting analytics around the infrastructure here in the United States.  I found this article on Business Insider highlighting the trucking industry in an infographic – be prepared to be blown away.  Now you can see why stores would be empty in 3 days if there was a disruption in transportation…

At Extended Results, we are proud to call a few of the largest transportation companies in the world our customers.  But my favorite will always be the Ice Road Truckers in Alaska, Carlile Transportation.  I would take payment in the form of a semi truck.

Trucking Industry

Enjoy, Patrick