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Price Drop: Make Better Diagrams With Microsoft Visio Professional 2021, Now $24.97

TL;DR: Microsoft Visio Professional 2021 for Windows is a professional diagramming tool that helps you visualize data and structures, and it’s now $24.97 (reg. $249) through April 2nd only. As your business grows, so does the complexity of your processes and structures. Sometimes, the best way to figure out a . . . Read more

How to Format a Copy for Excel Worksheet Columns and Rows

Formatting allows viewers to distinguish values by type and even sections. Applying the right formatting is critical to readability, and most users learn how to format cells and regions early on. After learning the basics, users quickly move on to using Format Painter to copy existing formats to other cells . . . Read more

8 Best Data Visualization Tools for 2024 (Free & Paid Software)

Data visualization tools have become essential in translating complex data into actionable insights. With the right tool, businesses and data professionals can uncover trends, patterns and insights that drive strategic decisions. Tools like Microsoft Power BI, Excel, Google Charts and Looker Studio are more ideal for businesses with existing Microsoft . . . Read more

What Is Data Visualization, & Why Is It Important?

Benefits Challenges Simplifies complex data. Enhances data interpretation. Facilitates quicker decision-making. Aids in identifying trends and patterns. Improves communication and presentation of data. Requires specific skills for correct interpretation. Can be misleading if not designed well. Depends on the quality of the underlying data. Potential for information overload. Requires investment . . . Read more

87 Excel Tips and Tricks: From Beginners to Pros

Microsoft Excel was first released in 1985, and the spreadsheet program has remained popular through the years. You can master Excel by reading these tips and tricks on how to add a dropdown list in an Excel cell to find duplicates, how to delete blank rows in Excel and more. . . . Read more

87 Excel Tips and Tricks: From Beginners to Pros

Microsoft Excel was first released in 1985, and the spreadsheet program has remained popular through the years. You can master Excel by reading these tips and tricks on how to add a dropdown list in an Excel cell to find duplicates, how to delete blank rows in Excel and more. . . . Read more

10 Best Practices for Optimizing Analytics Reports

Learn how to optimize your analytics reports with these 10 best practices, including data integrity, visualization, storytelling and more. Image: iStockphoto/NicoElNino While we work hard to produce important and useful data analytics reports, we know that not all of the data we present is being used to its fullest extent. . . . Read more

What Is Data Literacy and Why Is It Important?

Image: VectorMine/Adobe Stock Company leaders looking to gain a competitive edge can prioritize data literacy for employees across departments and at all levels within their organization. But from raw data to business outcomes, data literacy is ripe with challenges. The amount of data businesses generate is only as impressive as . . . Read more

How to Connect Grafana to a Remote MySQL Database

Grafana needs data to be useful. Jack Wallen walks you through the process of using a MySQL database as a source for data visualization in Grafana. Grafana is one of the most widely-used interactive data visualization tools on the market. It’s open-source, powerful, highly configurable and free to use. I’ve . . . Read more

How to Become a Data Scientist in 2023: A Cheat Sheet

The demand for data scientists is projected to grow by 36% from 2021 to 2031, according to data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics. Within this period, about 13,500 job openings will be available each year. This goes to show that data scientists are still in great demand in 2023. . . . Read more