Why we love the new MicroStrategy community portal

While attending MicroStrategy World this past week, we were happy to celebrate 20 years of the event with everyone who attended. Amidst all the celebrations, one new development piqued my interest:  MicroStrategy has started a new community page, a place for MicroStrategy product enth

Convincing reluctant business users to adopt visualizations

After talking to many people across all different industries at the recent MicroStrategy World conference, this was my biggest takeaway: Grid is still number one for business users. The biggest challenge IT practitioners face is trying to convince business users to view their data as

Welcome to GeoDash 4

View the press release on MarketWired here. Project X Labs revitalizes geospatial analytics with GeoDash 4 Complete with new UI, dynamic zoom, cluster operations and in-building analytics (TORONTO) Project X Labs Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of GeoDash™ 4 our location intel

7 Reasons to Launch a Career in Data and Analytics

Back in 2009, solutions marketer Nic Smith stated succinctly that “Business Intelligence is about providing the right data at the right time to the right people so that they can take the right decisions.” With the amount of data available to businesses, it is critical that the data is

Top 6 Data Visualization Projects of 2016

At Project X we are passionate about data, and are continually inspired by the creative ways data scientists and artists make large data sets accessible to the public at large. With the new year having just begun, we want to take this time to reflect on our favourite data visualizatio

New version of GeoDash to be unveiled January 3rd 2017

Location Intelligence Made Easy Project X Ltd. and Project X Labs are pleased to announce that we will be launching the latest version of our GeoDash™ product on Tuesday January 3rd. Start the new year right with new features that will make your map-based analytics more intuitive than

Retail: Integrating Market Basket and Planogram Data

Wal-Mart, an early adopter in digital market basket analysis, determined back in 1997 that people who purchased a Barbie doll in their stores were more 60% likely to also buy one of three different candy bars. If we suppose that this information was determined around the holiday seaso

Retail: The Value of Mobile Apps and Dashboards For Store Reporting

When it comes to retail, there are a great many decisions that need to be made at all different levels of management. Before the advent of automated intelligence gathering this would all have to be done manually, and it could take weeks for the data to work its way up from the employe

Retail Series: Consumer Data and the Path to Purchase

From Small Fry to Big Fish Back in the days of the mom n’ pop shop, it was easy for a shopkeeper to provide a personal experience for their customers because they knew the name of each and every person who came into the store. Savvy retailers could then design the layout of their stor

How creative data visualization is used to shift public opinion

We here at Project X Ltd. love data, though we have to admit that raw data is not particularly relevant to the layperson who can’t make sense of it. It’s for this reason that data storytelling is becoming a hot topic for data analysts who need to be able to communicate their findings