Top 5 Blog Posts 2014

by | Dec 29, 2014 | General BI

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It’s time to bid adieu to 2014 and ring in 2015. But before we do so, it’s time for a quick retrospective on the past year on our blog.

As manager of the Dimensional Insight blog, I keep close tabs on our site stats and our most popular posts. Which posts resonated most with readers in 2014? Let’s crack open the vault to find out…

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Without further ado, here are our Top 5 blog posts for the year:

A Cool Tool for Experimenting with Dashboard and Portal Color Schemes

Number-1-in-a-blue-circleColor choice is important when you’re designing your dashboard, as a user interface that is both highly functional and visually appealing will keep your users engaged. This blog post, written by our design guru Rose Weinberger, explores Adobe Kuler (since renamed Adobe Color CC), a free web-based tool that lets you explore and create different five-color palettes.


Number-2-in-a-purple-circle5 Surprising Revelations about Business Intelligence

When Dresner Advisory Services’ “Wisdom of Crowds” report came out this past spring, we scoured it for interesting tidbits of information. What did we find? 5 surprising revelations about business intelligence. You can read about them in this blog post, and you can also view the video below that we made based on the findings.

3 Integrated Steps of Business Intelligence – Step 1: Collection

Number-3-in-an-aquamarine-circleThis blog post kicked off a three-part series that was a “BI 101” of sorts, discussing the 3 steps of business intelligence – collection, assembly and delivery. This post, on the “collection” step, examined the questions you should ask about your source data to make sure you’re starting with the right information and parameters when you’re deploying BI. Read the post and then click through to the other two posts in the series.

The Magic Bullet for Designing Better Dashboards

Number-4-in-a-green-circleCan you tell our readers love dashboard design articles? This is the second post on our list about dashboards. However, while the first was about making a dashboard pleasing to the eye, this one is all about context, and how you can use it to design a dashboard that’s easy for your users to understand. Pull up a chair and dig in to learn all about dials, charts, and gauges (oh my!).


3 Reasons Why Dimensional Insight’s New Agreement with Epic is Important

Number-5-in-an-orange-circleIn April, Dimensional Insight announced an agreement with Epic that provides for enhanced integration and support between Diver and Epic’s EMR products. In this blog post, George Dealy outlined three reasons why this agreement was good news for current Epic customers, as well as for those healthcare organizations moving to Epic.

Those were the Top 5 posts among our blog readers in 2014. Was your favorite on the list? If not, let us know which post was tops for you this past year in the comments section below.

From all of us at Dimensional Insight, we hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2015!

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