Translated from Computer Sweden by Google translate:
Of Joel Åsblom
The Swedish decision support provider QlikTech has developed a version of QlikView iPad. Among the users are a Dutch customer who has supplied 150 offices with Apple’s tablet PC.
Qlikview of various widgets.
QlikTech has recently invested heavily in developing mobile versions of the decision support tool QlikView.
– We tailor Qlikview for iPad, iPhone and Android. One can of course also run regular QlikView AJAX client in the browser on them, “says marketing manager Jennifer Ehle QlikTech.
She says that many Swedish customers running pilots of mobile clients, mainly on the iPhone, and that interest is also great from the outside world. The latest example is the Dutch mortgage lender, the Hypotheekshop as equipped sellers of 150 offices with Apple iPad. With them will Qlikview enhance sales and improve customer service.
Among the advantages of QlikView brings out is that Ipadversionen of Qlikview has features to analyze business data directly with customers. Since the iPad has built-in GPS, you can, for example to obtain local information about the inventory data to customers within a specific geographic area.
Qlikview HD will initially be designed for the multi-touch interface that is available in Apple’s tablet PC where you can both tap, pinch and drag to select data points.
Have a try with for example “official statistics“!
More structure in results in Yebol than Google. Only “statistics” or other combinations like global and international give interesting variations in patterns of results.
Yebol offers categorised search results for about 10 million search terms. Within half a year “every possible search term” is said to be included. See presentation video.
Yebol’s mission is to build human-like world’s knowledge base and provide knowledge based search (semantics) and services.
Yebol utilizes a combination of patented algorithms paired with human knowledge to build a Web directory for each query and each user. Instead of the common “listing” of Web search queries, Yebol automatically clusters and categorizes search terms, Web sites, pages and contents.
Perhaps they will need some assistance to classify all the relevant search terms related to statistics from the international statistical community? Contact for partnership:firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the Economy Getting Ready to Turn Around?
Is the economy going to turn around any time soon? How does this economic swing compare to previous cycles? Amanda Cox et al of the New York Times explores these ever so important questions in her recent nine-part interactive series.
NCVA’s OECD eXplorer on the BBC News (direct link to NEWS SITE for National Center for Visual Analytics, NCVA, at the University of Linköping, Sweden)
On July 2nd BBC News showed a 3 minutes long program demonstrating OECD eXplorer in live action to explore and visualize complex regional statistical world data – a geovisual analytics technique developed by NCVA.
Direct link to the video http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8129512.stm and to the BBC site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8130554.stm, where also Gapminder is pointed out.
See also links to all eXplorer applications here including the new ones for Eurostat and Statistics Sweden.
Nate Silver, statistician, is ranked to be among the 100 most influential persons in the world by Times.
He has a blog at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ which is based very much on information search and statistics not only in U.S. but also in other countries. This is an example from U.S. with focus on the economic recession:
by Nate Silver @ 12:12 PM
A lot of people are excited today not because the unemployment rate is low (it’s very high — 8.9 percent), nor because the economy is adding jobs (it lost another 539,000 last month, according to statistics just released by the BLS), but merely because it’s losing jobs less quickly. That is, the second derivative of the employment rate — the change in the rate of change — has improved. This is what the situation looks like:
The economy started losing jobs in January, 2008 and has continued to lose them ever since. The peak month for job losses — so far — was January 2009, in which 741,000 jobs were lost. The month at which the second derivative bottomed out — the time when the rate of job losses was increasing the fastest — came in November.
The $787 billion question, of course, is whether a decrease in the rate of job losses indeed portends a recovery, or whether such data is subject to false starts. Let’s take a somewhat high-level view of the progress of the employment situation over the previous five recessions.