Qlik could have forgotten the tired slogans — such as “data is the new currency” — at the recent Qlik Qonnections and gone straight for the what makes Qlik stand out. That starts with their tastiest, chewiest morsel: their apparently serious campaign for data literacy.… Read the rest
Jasper the dog’s story, in which luck turned from bad to good, was a clear-cut case of doing good with data.
He was found along a road in a rural part of Southern California dragging his back half in the dust.… Read the rest
No matter what BI product Suzanne Hoffman mentions during needs-assessment meetings with business users at SMBs, she says, the question is the same nine times out of ten: “How’s it compare with Tableau?”
“No one ever asks how it compares with Power BI,” says Hoffman, an industry consultant with vast experience.… Read the rest
An earlier version of this post, with a different conclusion and minor differences, appeared in late November.
Qlik CTO Anthony Deighton was drying his hands on the thick, almost cloth-like paper towels in the men’s room at the Miami Edition hotel at the recent Qlik analyst event.… Read the rest
Who’s your rival? I carelessly asked a Qlik person at the company’s annual analyst reception Monday night in Miami if she hadn’t once worked for Tableau. Her revulsion was immediate. “No! Never!,” she said.
We smiled. There was so much more to talk about.… Read the rest
Real data storytellers know that data framed in a story is much more effective than data standing all alone by its naked self. They also know that storytelling is a giant that can lose much of its power when tied down to a vendor’s product.… Read the rest