Find and tell a compelling story in your data

Today, businesses are collecting more data than ever before. But data without insight is meaningless, and insight without action is pointless. The biggest question organizations face is how to make sense of it all—how to sift through everything to find meaningful information that helps to tell a story about customers, product insights or industry trends that can help drive a business forward.

On the latest episode of Modern Workplace, Susan Etlinger, industry analyst at the Altimeter Group, and Gabi Steele, data visualization scientist at The Washington Post, discuss the challenges businesses face in turning data into actionable insights and the best course of action for getting started. They talk about key issues, including:

  • Building the right teams and asking the right questions.
  • Defining a vision and hypothesis but being ready to pivot based on emerging data patterns.
  • Choosing the right vehicle for the right communication (interactive visualizations versus static infographics).

Machine Learning: How Technology Advances Human Intelligence

Learn how advances in artificial intelligence will impact analytics and the demand for human interaction.

  • Making data accessible to more audiences through powerful storytelling.
  • Using tools that most organizations already own to do more with existing data.

You’ll also see a demonstration of Power BI, Excel and Word features that help improve data visualization to gain insights. The new Office Tap feature shows how those visualizations can be easily inserted into reports.

Register and watch the latest Modern Workplace episode, "Visualize: The power of data storytelling,” to learn more.

right rail image

Get started with Office 365

It’s the Office you know, plus the tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done—anytime, anywhere.

Buy now

Sign up for updates

It's the Office you know, plus tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done-anytime, anywhere.

Microsoft may use my email to provide special Microsoft offers and information.

Related articles

Why Data Visualization is a Must for Understanding Business Intelligence

How to both collect and make sense of that data.

3 ways Power BI can help your sales team succeed

Big Data Leads to Big Decisions. How to Make Sense of Data Analysis & Spreadsheets

Now that you are collecting big data, how do you make sense of it?

Customer data—walking the line between helpful innovation and invasion of privacy

Get it now

Get the office you know, plus tools to help you work better together, so you can get more done anytime, anywhere.


Related products

The following products are related to this article: