1. Gartner positions Qlik as a leader: Qlik has announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2015 Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform Magic Quadrant report.
This designation marks the fifth consecutive year that Qlik has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant based on completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner Magic Quadrants provide a snapshot of how vendors perform in a market segment with the goal of helping end users make better informed decisions about companies they may be looking to partner with, or whose services or products they may want to purchase.
2. QlikDevGroup Third Event: We’re hosting third event on 24th March, 2015 and this time we’re pleased to announce that Donald Farmer will be addressing keynote. We’re delighted that Donald Farmer agreed to speak in our event. Also, we have Richard Pearce and Martin Mahler doing their tech sessions. Very soon, we’ll announce the venue and the full agenda but I strongly recommend you to check www.QlikDevGroup.com and/or follow me on twitter for latest updates. We’ll have limited spaces for registration and I’ll update my blog as soon as we’re open for registrations.
3. Qlik ‘Change Our World’ Program Celebrates Five Years: Qlik announced that its global corporate social responsibility program, Change Our World, has awarded more than 70 grants to organizations worldwide during 2014. Launched in February 2010, the program positively impacts the lives of individuals and communities around the world. As part of the program non-profit organizations can apply for a Qlik Change Our World grant to receive free QlikView and Qlik Sense licenses, deployment services and training. By leveraging Qlik, charitable organizations can gain better visibility into fundraising efforts and donor campaigns, perform detailed financial analysis and provide supporters with insights regarding program impact to accelerate positive outcomes and make their good work even better.
4. Blog post of the week – “Target lines on a bar chart using error bars”: Frédérique Verhagen posted interesting bar chart solution. Showing targets is great way to show the results. Especially very useful if the targets are different for each dimension value (like product or year). Using this technique we can easily show a line against individual bar within the bar chart. Frédérique kindly provided step-by-step instructions and also sample QVW. I recommend going reading this blog post.