data dashboard is an information management tool that visually tracks, analyzes, and displays performance metrics and data points to monitor the health of a business. Data dashboards are popular. People want a quick snapshot of everything driving their business. Will this trend continue? Silicon UK brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Visualizing Data: How Data Insights Could Be About To Change.”

Dashboards have the ability to be customized to meet the specific needs of a department and company. As businesses collect vast quantities of information from their customers and commercial partners, how can this data be visualized for insights?

Similar to dashboards, data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers and patterns in data. Understanding the data makes it more valuable.

Melody K. Smith

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