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Data Digest: Up-to-the-Minute Poll Analysis, Sell Your Data, Improve Visualizations, Understand BI

See an updated consolidation of election polling predictions, plus learn how selling data can be a huge opportunity if approached correctly, how to improve the quality of data visualizations, and understand the basic history and current potential of BI.

The Latest Polls -- Consolidated

Put 'em together and what have ya got?  Take a look at this consolidated view of over 1200 national election polls, plus predictions state by state and pollster house effects -- all open source.

See all the charts and graphs here.

Get Direct Value from Data by Selling It

The most overlooked way to turn data into value is to sell it to another enterprise, according to this article. Read for advice on strategically selling data for the best advantage.

Read more at Harvard Business Review

Improving Quality of Data Visualizations

Making a high-quality data visualization can be a headache. This article offers basic principles for improving visualization quality and creativity.

Read more at Business 2 Community

The 411 on BI

For enterprises that still see BI as an abstract concept, this article grounds BI in reality by explaining its history, future, and present use in the enterprise.

Read more at IT Pro Portal

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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