Data Visualisation Tools like QlikView More Popular Than Ever
I read an interesting atricle the other day about data visualisation. IT bottlenecks drive data visualization tool purchases. According to the author "data visualization is a general term used to describe any technology that lets corporate executives and other end users “see” data to help them better understand the information and put it in a business context".
The author starts off by saying
"Half the customers on a panel at the recent Gartner Business Intelligence Summit said the decision to invest in data visualization tools was due to bottlenecks within the IT department".
For some businesses the demand for services from IT departments is more than they can handle so they are using data visualisation tools to help speed things up. It's no surprise then that.
"In the last two years, Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant Report on BI platforms has emphasized the influence data visualization vendors are having on the market, specifically highlighting QlikTech, Tibco and Tableau. According to the customer panel, these tools, which tend to provide drag-and-drop features into canned, visual models, can give business users a sense of ownership over the data and help tell a story".
Data visualisation tools can help maintain the integrity of the data and go a long way to bridging the gap between IT departments and business users. Data visualistion tools like QlikView allow business users to carry out some of the functions that were previously done by IT departments. This frees up IT departments to do other tasks which helps prevent IT backlogs.
For more information check out are blog post on Gartner’s annual Magic Quadrant Report.