Tag: Data Visualisation

HR reporting made easy

March 1, 2018

Having recently completed several HR reporting projects in Canberra, we believe there are still a number of agencies that are struggling to deliver timely insights into their workforce. The path that some agencies have been taking in order to produce HR reporting goes like this: Teams initially try to use the HR system for reporting.

What we can do with data

November 15, 2017

In a follow up to his previous article, analysing BHPA (British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association) incidents, Ian Stuart from our London office had another article published in Skywings this month, showing the possibilities that are opened up with good electronic flight logging.  His personal flight logging dashboard is insightful and has attracted very positive

Why Data Visualisation is Great for your Business

November 8, 2017

By Olu Omodara – Altis London office At its essence, data visualisation is the effort to render data in an accessible, visual, consumable format. This understanding is key to ensuring that your data visualisation strategy contributes to and has the correct impact on your business. Most likely, as an organisation, you are collecting swathes of

Case Study – Rightship gains clearer insight into a sea of data

October 30, 2017

Read our latest case study and see how we helped RightShip review and improve their data visualisation tools.

Best Place to Work 2017

August 30, 2017

This is the 8th consecutive year that Altis has been recognised as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in Australia   “This is a testament to our unwavering focus on our ethos of ‘Connecting with Courage, Heart, and Insight’” said John Hoffman, CEO of Altis. “We are passionate believers that an engaged team

TDWI Conference 2017

August 23, 2017

Earlier this month, Richard Roose, one of our senior Sydney consultants, attended the TDWI conference in Anaheim. He gives us a recap of the main topics below. As you might expect, a broad spectrum of topics were covered, with some of the hotter ones being around: Self-service BI & Analytics Data Science & Advanced Analytics

Future Plans for the Visual Business Intelligence Workshops with Stephen Few

August 16, 2017

Altis Consulting have been proud training partners of Perceptual Edge and Stephen Few since 2010. Over the years, we have hosted over 20 workshops, teaching upwards of 1,100 students. Stephen has decided that it is time for him to take a step back from teaching, and has passed the torch to his colleague Nick Desbarats

The Truth about Paragliding and Hang Gliding Incidents

May 18, 2017

Ian Stuart, one of our London based consultants, used the BHPA’s incident database to reveal some interesting insights. Free flying is exhilarating but it comes with a health warning.  We recently published our analysis of incidents in “Skywings” – the membership magazine for the British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (BHPA).  We looked at some

Our experiment with Sentiment Analysis on Yammer

March 16, 2017

Big data is pervasive today but many organisations are still struggling to understand where it fits into their technology and business landscape and to define a suitable use case to get started with Big Data. At Altis, we’ve been exploring different use cases for Big Data and our team have built a Sentiment Analysis tool

Six takeaways from the TDWI Conference

October 19, 2016

James Black from our Sydney office recently attended the TDWI conference “Analytics across the Enterprise” earlier this month in San Diego, California. Here he shares his key takeaways from the conference. The main theme of the conference was developing insight-driven organisations that succeed in using analytics to create real business impact.   As with all

Power BI – Tips for a successful rollout

August 25, 2016

The Power BI toolset from Microsoft is changing the game in the data visualisation space. With major monthly releases building on the functionality and rapidly incorporating new features, combined with its competitive pricing we are seeing many clients dipping their toes into the world of Power BI. Altis surveyed some of our Power BI users

First Look at Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

July 12, 2016

Michael Betterton from our Canberra Office talks about some of the changes in Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 SSRS and how you can leverage these. With the recent release of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016 in June this year, many people have posed the question of how has Microsoft’s Business Intelligence (BI) Stack changed in this release,

Keeping the Power on-premise

June 15, 2016

Microsoft PowerBI generates a lot of interest, as we see customers lining up to give it a try. The combination of superb visualisation, self-service approach and an attractive price-tag make PowerBI a worthy candidate for analytics. However, for some customers, the enthusiasm is soon replaced with disappointment when they learn that PowerBI is a cloud-based

Enterprise Reporting in a changing world

March 9, 2016

Gartner’s decision to separate their magic quadrant BI report highlights the changing uses of Business Intelligence in organisations. With modern user-led software is the role of the BI professional going to disappear?   The world of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics has been evolving over the last few years, an evolution which reached another peak