Seriously, sticking your dashboards onto your mobile phone is just dumb. #data16 AtlasBI.com

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I know that 90% of you know that doing this is just a really bad and career limiting idea.  Well, I watched one of the big analytic vendors at their conference yesterday promote their new mobile app that allows you to take the dashboards you developed on your desktop move them to a mobile device.  Why do you have to design for mobile, shouldn’t the data be smart enough to do it itself?  This like 2005 all over again!

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When I built Atlas Insights, I really focused on the new generation of agile business leaders that want their most important data wherever they are.  If you design for mobile first, just look at the difference.  Beside instant metrics and the data that matters most to you, Atlas Insights doesn’t require that fleet of consultants to help you create all those screens too!   Our solution is pennies on the dollar to build, maintain and support unlike the solutions from the bigger vendors.

Give it a try as it costs you NOTHING to get started with our FREE 6-month Subscription!   Visit http://www.AtlasBI.com to download

 

 

Earthquakes are very active all over the world. using @tableau and @msexcel

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So there has been a lot of volcano and earthquakes very active over the past couple months.  And just today a 5.8 hit off the Oregon coast.  I thought it would be a good idea to update my earthquake visuals.

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Below is the size of earthquakes over the past two months (April, May and June of 2015).  Pretty cool stuff.  Email me if you want the file.

Enjoy, Patrick

Using @Tableau and @Starbucks locations to create an interesting geospatial #viz

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I took the Starbuck locations and mapped them out using Tableau.  Tableau does a great job mapping them out quickly, I just wish they had other color maps.  This gray scale is killing me…   If you want the file, just message me and I’ll send it to you.

 

Here is New York

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Washington DC

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Chicago

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Mapped! The whole world as the flu or a virus. #viz using @Tableau @plusonesocial

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I’ve been pulling social data using Plus One and harvesting data on popular sicknesses (english only).  I have pulled over 1 million tweets which is pretty amazing in its own right.  I plotted on a map color coded by sickness.  Pretty crazy when you look at the density in the United States.

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As you can see, most people are talking about the “flu”, but it is interesting to see a lot of chatter about the “superbug” and “measles” too.

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This chart show you the sickness I’m tracking by month along with the number of tweets.  You can see the spikes in the flu, measles and superbug very easily.

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April had quite a peak, but it looks like the flu bug is trending down now that weather is getting a bit warmer.

I do admit, the more I use Tableau, the more I have been enjoying it for my instant analysis.  I’m using over 1 million tweets and related data and Tableau is just powering through it.  Nice.

Enjoy, Patrick

Click here to download Tableau and Plus One.

Using @Tableau 9.0 to take a pulse on the 2016 Presidential Announcements. using PlusOneSocial.com

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I just installed the new version of Tableau v9.0 and I have to say it is VERY FAST.  I have pulled over 350,000 tweets on the Presidential candidates and you see site a slight pulse for Ted Cruz and Rand Paul.  But these are the only two to Announce so far.

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Kind of fun to drill down into the tweets on a map.  Not all tweets are geo-code, but there seems to be a lot in this latest refresh.

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This kind of analysis is so easy to do with Tableau, but you need the DATA to do it.  Just browse on over to PlusOneSocial.com and download their FREE app today.

Stay Tuned, Patrick

Friday Fun with BI: Mapping my happy birthday worldwide with @tableau and @plusonesocial #crazycool

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Last week on March 26th I had my birthday.  Well, just for fun I thought I would use Plus One Social to harvest all the tweets that included the keyword “happy birthday”.  After retrieving over 925,000 tweets.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  Over 925,000 tweets using the English spelling of “happy birthday”.

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Is that crazy or what?  Look at the United Kingdom, they just love to tweet “happy birthday”.  Even down to Israel you see a lot of birthday wishes.  Actually, all over the world people are wishing happy birthday to others.  So cool.

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Even by time of day is really interesting.  I’m on the west coast so I’m 3 hours from New York but a lot of tweets are international too.

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You want to do this kind of social analysis in minutes using Tableau?  Just browse on over to http://PlusOneSocial.com and check out the Tableau Analyst Pack.  You’ll be a Master of the Social Media Universe too.

Enjoy, Patrick

PS:  Happy Birthday!

Who’s getting talked about the most for being the next President of the United States? I know… #viz @tableau

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I’ve been harvesting the social conversation on who is being talked the most positively and negativity for being the next President of the United States.   I’m going to be doing all kinds of insights as these candidates start announcing and using social is going to be a great way to get to the heartbeat of the conversation.

I can tell you right now, Ted Cruz has a crazy number of tweets compared to others.  But he announced first.

Stay tuned, Patrick
PS.  I’m using Tableau for the #viz and Plus One for the social messages.