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Prospecting for Gold in your Fantasy Football Draft

September 8, 2015 by Scott Templeman

This year, in advance of our office league draft, I tasked myself with analyzing where the best value draft picks could be found, to see if I could find any guiding principles to assist me in my 2015 draft. I managed to scrape together 2 separate data sets, one that ...

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Spice Up Your #DataViz Life with D3 & #MSTR10

August 14, 2015 by Sam Liu

As organizations are looking to become data-driven, the use of visualizations becomes more evident and the way people visualize data is ever changing. The power to create your own visualizations outside the normal bar, line, pie graphs becomes even more invaluable to any organization. Thus, MicroStrategy has made it extremely ...

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence – 6 Rules to Make Your Dashboards Stunningly Functional

June 30, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

Over years of working with dashboards and information presentation tools, I’ve identified 6 guiding principles that every information-driven app should strive to be.

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What Microstrategy Developers need to know about NoSQL

June 24, 2015 by Guest Blogger

Adoption of enterprise-caliber NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or Cassandra is growing across more organizations. At the same time, business sponsors are turning to one-off BI and analytics solutions, further fragmenting enterprise reporting capabilities and creating silos. Learn how organizations are using NoSQL connectivity with Microstrategy to demonstrate thought leadership and ...

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence - Proportion and Context

June 12, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

In fashion, proportion can make or break a look. While that may be a bit extreme in our world of designing for dashboards, it is still very important because this principle introduces Context as a central design tenet. Proportion is always a comparative relation between two parts. In fashion, it ...

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence: Coloring for Attention

May 14, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

Consider color to be an outfit accessory: the right accessory will make an impact and convey a message, but overdo accessories and the look will fall apart! The same is true in fashion, furnishing a home, or presenting information.

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence: Designing For Eyes

May 7, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

To fully understand how to present visually appealing content, we need to understand the tendencies of how people perceive information. 

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Visual Design in Business Intelligence: A Structured Approach

April 27, 2015 by Mamta Chirmade

When we think of Visual Design, we often start with visualizations, charts, widgets, etc. Because the visual presentation of data ultimately determines whether a message is successfully communicated to an audience, it’s important to think about Visual Design in a holistic, structured way to maximize the success of business applications.

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What it means for MicroStrategy to go “All-In” with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

April 9, 2015 by Sam Liu

Recently, AWS invited us to be part of their “all-in” tier, allowing us to gain its additional benefits. Going “all-in” with AWS means that we have committed to using AWS as our primary cloud infrastructure.  In effect, it will enhance customers’ ability to run their software more efficiently and securely. ...

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MicroStrategy 9s: Enterprise-ready analytics with enterprise-grade security

March 31, 2015 by Kevin Rippon

Cyber attacks have increased 42% per year across the globe. Information security is a hot-button issue for all enterprises, especially those that are turning to data to fuel decision making and gain a competitive advantage in the market. That data is manipulated and visualized with analytics to extract its full ...

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