Data visualisation is the process of displaying data in visual formats such as charts, graphs or maps. This method is commonly used to grasp more meaning out of a snapshot of data which in other approaches might require sorting through piles of spreadsheets and great quantity of reports. With the amount of data growing rapidly it is more important than ever to interpret all of this information correctly and quickly to make well-informed business decisions.
Stricter rules are being imposed on the financial sector in a variety of areas following the financial crisis. Regulators are more than ever involved in scrutinising Know Your Customer (KYC) processes and are large fines for non-compliant firms. Anti-money laundering (AML) practices have become deeper and more advanced to counter the financing of terrorism, corruption and crime. EMIR and Dodd Frank legislations were also put into place with the aim of improving transparency and reducing systemic risk in derivatives trading.
The internet has been improved drastically since its origins of being used in university supercomputers to collaborate on research projects. It has revolutionised human behaviour - changing the way we communicate, conduct business, create and consume information. It has become very sophisticated and at the same time very convenient to use. Indeed many modern apps and conveniences rely on the internet without us often realising.
At breakfast last week, my wife and I noticed water dripping out from under our coffee maker.
Saeco Barista, circa 2004 source: http://www.imghoot.com/barista-coffee-machine.html