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IT tools: All aboard for data discovery journeys

Jessica Twentyman

Financial Times

26 June 2013


Peter Lumley, PA business intelligence expert, is quoted in the Financial Times Connected Business special report, in an article about new types of business intelligence tools.

Traditionally developed for highly technical users in IT departments, the newest tools mix software and devices in a way that allow less technically skilled staff to explore data.

Peter explains that this new approach makes exploring data a more intuitive process. Most new tools offer visualisation features that allow data to be presented in formats such as graphs, maps and dashboards.

The article talks about how Peter’s team mixed supply chain data with a map of a client’s warehouse to create visual displays that show staff how well stock and delivery processes are working and where problems occur. Peter says: “Data discovery is all about turning data into actionable information, at the point of need, by presenting it to users in a way that is more appealing, more engaging and generates more insight.”

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