At Tableau’s 2014 conference in Seattle, Marc Rueter demonstrated Tableau’s new web data connector by pulling in construction data live from a Seattle government site. That capability is now in beta and in this brief video I’m going to demonstrate how it works by bringing in data from Quandl.Read More
We’re really excited about the next version of Tableau and with the release of the beta, we’ve already started putting it through it’s paces. Save the date Friday 13th February, and join us at our HQ at One Alfred Place so we can show you some of the great new features of Version 9 and how we think they’ll change the way you work with Tableau going forward.Read More
The phrase “one version of the truth” is thrown around a lot when talking about democratising data throughout an organisation. But is it a good idea?
In this post Craig explores his thoughts and experiences around the implementation of this paradigm, whether or not it’s a good idea for a modern workforce and what he believes is a better approach.Read More
Tableau Server is one of those beautiful server applications that you just install, occasionally update, but for the most part just let it run and do its thing. Trouble is, its thing is making it super simple for people in your company with data to share their insight and develop understanding of how the company’s performing. So people tend to start using it quite a lot and begin to rely on its 100% uptime. So when the unforeseen does happen what can you do to be a step ahead of those emails complaining of problems? Detecting Underlying Issues At The Information Lab our consulting team...Read More
OK so the title of this blog post sounds a little like something out of the Sunday tabloids but it is something we want to shout throughout the streets. You see us data folks aren’t usually known for our athleticism, or at least that’s what people tend to think. Tom’s a regular on the squash & tennis courts, Emanuele & Andrew can be found on the 5-a-side pitch each week and we have not one but TWO marathon runners in Chris Love and Tim Ngwena with Emma Whyte poised to explore 26 miles of Manchester next year. Yorkshire Marathon 2014 This past weekend Tim took on the...Read More