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QlikView Your Business by Lars Bjork, Charlie Leichtweis, Tammy Gibson, Oleg Troyansky

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Introduction

It’s no secret that we live in a rapidly accelerating world. Not too long ago, computers were huge and practically brainless and humans had to crunch the data output for months in pursuit of meaningful insight. Not too long ago, anything related to data processing required employing a team of professional programmers—these mysterious gods of cryptic languages, debuggers, and binary code.

In the last 20 years, several things had changed in this picture. Our computers are now small in size yet very powerful. Our tools are so smart that they offer insights at an amazing speed. Data processing has evolved through a number of generations, from Executive Information Systems through data warehousing, to business intelligence, and now to business discovery, enabling a wide community of developers, analysts, and power users to participate in the analytics process.

The data revolution that we are all experiencing has created a new occupation—data scientist, which was called “The sexiest job of the 21st century” by the Harvard Business Review. Data scientists bring together the technical knowledge of the traditional developers and the business acumen of the traditional analysts.

Similarly, this book combines the business aspects of developing business discovery applications and the specific techniques that we use to develop business analytics using QlikView and Qlik Sense.

This book, written by a data scientist, a programmer, and a businessman, is for the data scientist who ...

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