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Jan 22nd, 2015
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Thanks again to all that joined our recent Art of Dashboard Design webinar. We did not have time to get to all of the great questions that were asked, so I wanted to run through them and share my thoughts.

1. What is the difference between UI/UX?
Dashboard ExampleI’ll preface this by saying that if you ask 10 UX designers this question you will likely get 20+ different answers. That said, user experience encompasses everything about how a particular design functions: from where a particular item is; to how large it is when compared with other elements; to what (if anything) happens if you click or tap on it, and much more.

User interface is an important component of user experience, in that how something looks affects if and how a

Jan 16th, 2015
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In part one of our Top BI Trends series, we discussed how a variety of socioeconomic, technology and macro-level shifts are signaling a fundamental change in the BI industry.

The consolidation of the BI industry, the investment in Big Data, SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) convergence, and a growing millennial workforce are setting the backdrop for the future of BI.

As a reminder, our first three BI trends for 2015 included:

1. BI Meets UI / UX
2. Analytics for the Mere Mortal
3. Social Curation

Here are four additional BI trend we expect to see in 2015:

#4 Big Data is Data

Big data

There has been a lot of hype around

Jan 14th, 2015
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Like most companies, January is an opportunity here at Logi Analytics to really take a step back and reflect on where we see the market going in 2015. But in putting together a list of industry trends, we found ourselves not developing a list of features or even “hot” technologies for the next 12 months.

Rather, we feel that the business intelligence industry is in the middle of drastic transformation. We are at the inflection point, if you will, where the next 5 years will look very different from the previous 5 years.

There are a variety of events and macro-level shifts which signal fundamental changes in the BI industry:

  • Traditional vendors are experiencing shrinking revenue – they may continue to own the majority of existing large enterprise deployment, but they suffer from poor customer success, high cost, and low adoption.
  • The rise of newer vendors – those who focus on speed of implementation,
Jan 6th, 2015
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It’s that time a year once again – when New Year’s resolutions fill your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. Gyms become crowded, promises are made and people swear they will actually follow through this year.

We thought it would be fun to take a look at some New Year’s resolution data using our visual analytics tool Logi Vision. All data is from a quick Survey Monkey survey from December 2014.

Here are some of our findings:

48% of respondents said they plan to make a resolution in 2015, while 34% said they have no plans at all. This aligns nicely with findings from the University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology, which found 45% of Americans make resolutions, while 38% never make resolutions.