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Data Digest: Hidden Benefits of Big Data, Visualization Benefits, and Best Practices for BI

The Hidden Benefits of Big Data

It is easy to miss the trees for the forest when it comes to big data. The name alone is the start and end of many conversations.  However, big data does more than we realize. This article explains ten of the "hidden" applications of big data.

Read more at Techrepublic

Visualizations: More Noise than Signal?

The next step to most big data projects is translating the data into visualizations for easier digestion of the analysis. However, some critics argue that these visualizations are misleading or, at worst, plain wrong. This article rebukes those criticisms with its own argument of the pros of data visualizations.

Read more at Infoworld

Best Practices for Effective Enterprisewide BI

The BI business case model is a well-copied one for good reason, but to build a successful one, it takes certain techniques. This article explains the four main best practices for building the best BI business cases.

Read more at Information Management

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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