Infographic: The Most Valuable Digital Consumers These days, Social/Local/Mobile seems to be driving much of the conversation about online opportunities. But at the end of the day, there is only one constant common denominator across the Web: the consumer. An understanding of this consumer and how they are influenced by social, mobile and local experiences online is vital to big brands looking to reach them on the Web. How is big data faring in the enterprise? It's certainly one of the hottest new buzzwords in technology, yet the meaning of big data typically depends on whom you ask. Yet it's also clear that big data, an important reformulation of how we store and process our digital information, continues to make a big splash as a major IT trend of this half-decade. Certainly the market estimates are optimistic, with Deloitte recently pegging the size of the market at between $1.3-$1.5 billion this year, while IDC forecasts the industry will be whopping $16.9 billion by 2015. But these large numbers tend to obscure the fundamental changes that currently seem to be taking place under the rubric of big data. The first of these is the data-first ethos that's embodied by trying to tap into and process ground truth (by seeking out the best raw data) and then deriving insight from what is uncovered (domain-specific business intelligence), rather that trying to find data to support one's already-completed strategic decision making.
Britain vs. America in Minimalist Vintage Infographics by Maria Popova A time-capsule of mid-century cultural contrasts. ISOTYPE, the vintage visual language pioneered by Austrian sociologist, philosopher and curator Otto Neurath and his wife Marie in the 1930s, shaped modern information graphics and visual storytelling. 5 Things to Do If Your Competition Is Making Your Life a Living Hell Wouldn’t it be great if you could live in a world where you didn’t have any competition? Where you ran your business and made money hand over fist, slept great at night, and enjoyed long holidays and weekends? But life’s just not that way, is it? And if you are in business long enough, at some point your competition will eat your lunch and make life miserable for you.
30 Places to Find Open Data on the Web Finding an interesting data set and a story it tells can be the most difficult part of producing an infographic or data visualization. Data visualization is the end artifact, but it involves multiple steps – finding reliable data, getting the data in the right format, cleaning it up (an often underestimated step in the amount of time it takes!) and then finding the story you will eventually visualize. Following is a list useful resources for finding data.
Beautiful, Branded Reports Our Clients The Platform Visage transforms the uninspired data in your reports into beautiful, branded visualizations that make your message more impactful—and make your work look good. 5 Ways Big Data Is Changing the World Computers are leaner, meaner and cheaper than ever before. With computing power no longer at a premium, we're swimming in numbers that describe everything from how a small town in Minnesota behaves during rush hour to the probability of a successful drone strike in Yemen. The advent of so-called "big data" means that companies, governments and organizations can collect, interpret and wield huge stores of data to an amazing breadth of ends. From shoe shopping to privacy concerns, here's a look at five ways "big data" is changing the world: 1.
CHARTS: Newspapers Don't Care When Notable Women Die If a notable woman dies and a major national newspaper doesn't report it, did it actually happen? Big papers' lists of significant deaths in 2012 overwhelmingly feature men. The Washington Post put 18 women and 48 men on its list. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Marketing Starting a business is exhilarating. Unfortunately, the “build it and they will come” theory doesn’t hold much weight and those overnight success stories you hear about are often the result of behind the scenes years of hard work. Simply put, startup marketing is a unique challenge often times because of the limited resources, whether it’s time, money or talent. You have to be sure every effort, no matter how small, is well-planned and flawlessly executed.
World Stats Interactive Maps - Index This index lists over 400 interactive world maps covering areas such as health, education, drugs & crime, economy, environment, gender and population for all countries. See also the data sources. Categories Most popular interactive maps Sports interactive maps: Most Popular Interactive Visualizations
Map of the Internet 1.0. An all-time HalcyonMaps classic, the Map of the Internet aims for succesful compendation of The Internet to scale suitable for standartized online navigation. This poster includes one full map of the internet, 4 minimaps showcasing NSA surveillance, most used social networks, most used internet browser, and worldwide internet penetration, list of Alexa Top 500 websites, quick timeline of the Internet History, top software companies and a lot of other things to explore. The map is designed in our vintage-style “decorative” theme, and serves as a perfect decoration for any household, office, school or computer lab. This conceptual work of cartography treats major internet sites and enterprises such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, HP, and Apple like sovereign states, on a classic map of the world. Map of the Internet 1.0 is divided into 2 main parts. The great eastern continent, the Old World, showcases software companies, gaming companies, and some of the more real-life oriented websites.
Big Data Projects Lack Big Budgets CIO CIO — With corporate data stores bursting at the seams, 65 percent of the 369 companies surveyed by CIO magazine have deployed or plan to deploy big data technology to boost the speed and quality of business decisions. The number-one hurdle is getting the big bucks to pay for it. The survey indicates that the top challenges for big data initiatives are (in order): limited budgets, lengthy development times, legacy issues (such as integration with existing systems), a skills shortage, and poor data quality. 20 Great Infographics of 2012 2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections, to olympics, to scientific breakthroughs, to major weather events. To help review some of the things that happened, here are 20 of the best static infographics from the year. 1. There were several space related events this year.