Overheard: Word of the Day

May 31 2012   1:15PM GMT

Data visualization tools

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

The adjustment [to data visualization tools] been a difficult one, both operationally and culturally. Business users trust their spreadsheets and don’t want to give them up.” — Ron Van Zanten

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is data visualization, a general term for technology that provides a graphical representation of data.  Data visualzation tools have executive dashboards that translate raw data numbers into colorful pie charts and bar graphs for faster, easier consumption of data.

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