The first TED talk I ever watched was the now classic effort from Hans Rosling. His demonstration of visualising data in interesting and insightful formations was at once common sense and revolutionary. Rosling’s vision was related to accessing and relating the diverse and vast data sets in the public domain, and representing them in mind grabbing graphics. That was 2006.
Wow how quickly powerful and useful ideas get traction. Here we are, at Ergo a mere tick into the future from then and we have a partnership to sell a fully developed product of which Roslings audience could only have dreamed. Instead of briefing IT development teams with report specifications that take days or even weeks to develop, leaders can now easily create and change dashboards of the most vital information and trends they need with amazing speed and flexibility.
If this sounds like a sales pitch, I guess it kind of is. I’ve not typically used this blog to talk about our products and services, but here is a tool that is almost too good to be true. I can’t imagine leaders who deal with large and complex data sets not getting excited about the power of what Tableau can do for such a low entry cost.
It was kind of predictable really. People have been saying for ages now that we are “living in the information age”; “that the most valuable commodity is information”, etc etc. It was only a matter of time before tools started to emerge that make complex data not only accessible, but useful for decision-making and other tasks that need intelligence rather than raw data.
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