Spreadsheets overflowing with data?

We are just in the middle of helping a client move some of their data from spreadsheets into DataLab, and the process just serves to remind me of the limitations found using spreadsheets like Excel. For those organisations collecting and manipulating data in spreadsheets, here are Loaded Dice’s top 5 reasons for moving away from spreadsheets to using a good data management system.
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Data visualisation

In preparing data for DataLab and seeing some of the coding that sits behind our work, it often seems that patterns in data produce a form of art. Fortunately, it isn’t just me needing a break. When you start looking, there's lots of inspiring art made from the visualisation of data that go above and beyond the humble interactive CloudCharts. Here are two examples I came across recently.

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Don't forget the milk

Following on from January’s article on Big Data, I have been asked a few times what the ‘Internet of Things’ really is, and what it means for businesses. So here is a brief wander into the world of the Internet of Things, according to Loaded Dice.

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Time to get your data in order

The European Union agreed a new set of data protection rules last year, and they come in force next. Four years in negotiation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) harmonises data privacy across the EU and will impact organisations controlling or processing personal data.

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