Better decision support at iPad

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 i olika manicker.
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.

Data Explosion: Analytics Software Must Adapt or Die

From ReadWriteWeb: Written by Richard MacManus / June 2, 2010 12:30 AM

In my previous few articles, I’ve explored the potential impact of sensors on the Internet. Soon there will be a trillion sensors connected to the Web, which will result in an explosion of online data. How will this mass of new and mostly real-time data be processed and analyzed? Will current data analytics software be able to cope? The short answer is, no it won’t. New types of analytics software will be required, together with much more powerful computers.

During my visit to HP Labs last month, I sat down with Meichun Hsu – director of the Intelligent Information Management Lab at Hewlett Packard – to discuss this issue. Hsu has been researching new real-time, sensor analytics solutions for the coming Internet of Things era.

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BetaWorks from Australian Bureau of Statistics

Julia, thanks for the link in your comment of the previous post. I hope you do not mind I display your site in this way as well!/Best regards Alf
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What is ABS BetaWorks?

ABS βetaWorks is a development environment for new designs and concepts for the ABS website. βetaworks allows ABS Designers to showcase what we’re working on and find out what you think. Using your insights and ideas, we can continue to improve the ABS website experience for all.

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How would you improve the ABS website? Share your ideas and help us to learn more about how we can make the ABS website better for you. Read more…

Yebol: Semantic Search Engine for Statistics?

Have a try with for example “official statistics“!

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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

Is the Economy Getting Ready to Turn Around? (from Flowing Data)

Is the Economy Getting Ready to Turn Around?

Posted by Nathan / Jul 6, 2009 to Economics, Infographics / 2 comments

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.


OECD eXplorer on the BBC News

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)

OECD eXplorer on BBC News

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 and to the BBC site:, where also Gapminder is pointed out.

See also links to all eXplorer applications here including the new ones for Eurostat and Statistics Sweden.

“Hooray! The Second Derivative of the Unemployment Rate Improved!”

Nate Silver,  statistician,  is ranked to be among the 100 most influential persons in the world by Times.

He has a blog at 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:538-nw


Hooray! The Second Derivative of the Unemployment Rate Improved!

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.


“Watch Out, Oracle: Google Tests Cloud-based Database”


This is quite an interesting article from Troogle, relating to Google Fusion Tables in my previous input and also trying to sort out the truth about Google´s intentions in the database field.

TroogleWatch Out, Oracle: Google Tests Cloud-based Database

Posted in NewsPublicationsWeb by henrydewaag on June 12, 2009

Google has released an early version of a new type of database whose approach to data management will be revolutionary, according to an analyst who has studied the technology behind it.

On Tuesday, Google quietly announced in its research team blog a new online database called Fusion Tables designed to sidestep the limitations of conventional relational databases.

Specifically, Fusion Tables has been built to simplify a number of operations that are notoriously difficult in relational databases, including the integration of data from multiple, heterogenous sources and the ability to collaborate on large data sets, according to Google.


QlikTech Wins Prestigious Audemars Piguet “Changing Times” Award

Swiss watchmaker recognizes QlikTech as a “world leader in new generation Business Intelligence applications”

Gland, Switzerland – November 20, 2008 – QlikTech, the world’s fastest-growing Business Intelligence (BI) software company, today announced that it has won the Audemars Piguet “Changing Times Award.” CEO Lars Björk accepted the prize today in Gland, Switzerland. “Changing Times” is granted by Audemars Piguet, in conjunction with the European Tech Tour, a trade association for young technology companies.

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Perhaps something for future official statistics? Se example below:


There are some comments at YouTube how simple it is to create applications with this software.