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The customer is always right. Right? Wrong. A supplier-side perspective on ‘the intelligent customer’.
In May 2017, Audit Scotland set out a number of principles to follow for customers in pursuit of a successful digital future. One of the principles was simply to:
“Be an intelligent client.”
The target audience for the recommendations was the public sector in Scotland. But the recommendations apply much more broadly than that – in the private sector, and way beyond Scotland’s shores.
In 2012, Audit Scotland had set out the main attributes for being an “intelligent client”. These were:
But these attributes all feel very dry, functional and transactional. They speak nothing of the customer-supplier relationship, of the emotive connection – a meeting of minds, mutual trust and professional respect.
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Visualising data on maps is a powerful way of communicating information, but it’s always been difficult to achieve. Now Power BI gives everyone the chance to go places with their data.
One of the most powerful ways to visualise data is spatially. Used appropriately, map-based data visualisations can make otherwise-invisible connections obvious, bringing your data to life in a very immediate and visually-compelling way.
This kind of visualisation has long been difficult to create, needing expensive and complex software. Fortunately, Power BI now offers two easy-to-use map visualisations that bring this capability within anyone’s reach.
In this blog post, we’ll help you dip your toes into the world of Power BI. If this piques your interest, don’t miss our Power BI Breakfast Briefing in Edinburgh on 19 April, where you can get a full introduction to this powerful business app in person.
One of the coolest and most powerful data visualisations available in Microsoft Power BI is the Scatter Chart. In this walkthrough, I’m going to show you how you use this chart type to bring together a very complex set of data in a beautifully clear and intuitive visual. Along the way, I’ll also illustrate a few useful tricks for data modelling in Power BI. I’m going to do all of this in the Power BI Desktop app, but it could be done in the web interface just as easily.
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