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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

September 14, 2016

Share your data visualizations via the new UW Tableau Public Server

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Now you can share your data visualization dashboards with colleagues anywhere in the world, with the new UW Tableau Public Server. Hosted by UW-IT, the server keeps your data safe and secure; viewers interact with your dashboard but do not download it or the data behind it, and a UW NetID is not required for…

August 15, 2016

Compare UW with its peer institutions

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See how the UW measures up against similar schools, with 11 new peer comparison dashboards on the UW Profiles website. Explore four student measures (Graduation Rates, Retention Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Awards Granted and Completers), and seven on finance data (Expenses Story, Expenses by Category, Modified Expenses by Category, Revenue by Category, Revenue Total Breakdown,…

July 21, 2016

Free Tableau and data classes for UW faculty and staff

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UW faculty and staff can learn to more quickly and easily analyze data and spot trends in three free classes hosted by UW-IT. Explore how to use the intuitive Tableau data visualization tool in Tableau Basics 101, a three-hour hands-on class. Boost your Excel skills in a two-hour hands-on Handling Data 101 class, working with…

June 9, 2016

Splunk@UW Day is July 6: Save the date

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Come to Splunk@UW Day to learn how you can use the Splunk service platform for operational intelligence to give you real-time insight into what’s happening across your department’s IT systems. Learn about searching, monitoring, analyzing and visualizing machine-generated data from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. Sessions include security fundamentals as well as…

May 4, 2016

Power BI, Microsoft business analytics service, now available

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UW students, faculty and staff now can use Microsoft Power BI—a cloud-based “business intelligence” analytics service to visualize and analyze data with speed and efficiency—made available with support from the Technology Recharge Fee. Power BI connects users to a broad range of data through dashboards, interactive reports and visualizations. Choose from the Power BI online service, or…

December 22, 2015

UW Profiles: Use New Peer Dashboards to Compare UW in Four Areas

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Find out how the UW ranks within several different peer groups in graduation rates, retention rates, fall enrollment, and awards granted with a new set of interactive dashboards available at the UW Profiles Portal. Called Peer Dashboards, this joint effort of the Office of Planning & Budgeting and UW-IT represents the fourth major release of…

November 23, 2015

New Higher Ed IT Resources Available to UW Community

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UW students, faculty and staff now can access a wealth of research on information technology and information management topics at no cost through the Educational Advisory Board (EAB) IT Forum, a new resource provided by UW-IT. Topic areas include data governance, analytics, student success, and general measures and metrics available through online articles, webinars and…

October 12, 2015

The UW-IT 2015 Customer Experience Survey Report Is Now Available

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Respondents to a May 2015 customer experience survey on UW Information Technology services and support rated their overall experiences as positive. More than 1,000 UW students, faculty and staff on all three campuses responded about their awareness, use and experience with key UW-IT services, support and resources. A report on the findings is now available….

August 4, 2015

UW Profiles Portal Honored; New Research Awards and Proposals Dashboards

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The UW Profiles Portal, the single access point to a set of Web-based dashboards featuring core UW data, has received the business intelligence industry’s most prestigious honor—The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) Best Practices Award. The international award recognizes excellence and innovation in developing business intelligence, data warehousing and related data management applications. UW Profiles Portal…

May 31, 2015

Create Custom Visuals Using the Data Underlying UW Profiles

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UW Profiles has enhanced how the University can use data to understand key metrics about students, and now its data can be put to work to provide greater value for departments. You need Tableau software and access to student data in the Enterprise Data Warehouse to download the data files, and then you can create…

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