Using IS for Decision Making

19 Feb

I thought this week to take a different approach to this topic and explore the world of data visualization.

As we all know information is essential for the decision-making process ,so the display of this raw data is vitally important to make it easily understandable to transform to information that will be useful to the decision maker.This has caused data visualization to become a valuable resource to firms and others decision makers in a firm.

Data visualization is a general term used to describe any technology that lets corporate executives and other end users “see” data in order to help them better understand the information and put it in a business context. http://searchbusinessanalytics.techtarget.com/definition/data-visualization

To be honest data visualization is a hard thing to actually talk about without some actual examples so here they are :

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Seeing these diagrams which are available at http://www.loveinfographics.com shows that with clear information it would be clear and easy to make decisions based upon these.

If you are interested yourself in creating our own data visualization diagrams then go to http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/ which will give you a free trial of their software.

Also there are some interesting videos I came across from the TED series of lectures if you want to see some more diagrams and how you can use them to make decisions.

4 Responses to “Using IS for Decision Making”

  1. sad111417732 February 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Like the different approach. Good videos too.

  2. sad111479428 February 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    geart presentation very easy to follow and understand

  3. sad111383486 February 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    Really good use of examples in the blog to show exactly what you meant by data visuallization.

  4. sad111482208 February 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks guys🙂

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