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The Limitations of Current Data Visualization Technologies

The Limitations of Current Data Visualization Technologies with Jorge Alarcon

In this video, we explore the limitations of current geospatial visualization technologies.

Most telcos have the capacity to effectively display operational data such as available bandwidth and signal strength. But significant latency plagues efforts to transfer data collected from antennas in batches to regional and central data centers. In addition, legacy geospatial visualization tools do not pass through enterprise firewalls. Nor are they available on mobile devices such as tablets and phones. These constraints hamper data analysts who must connect to these data sources from inside the enterprise firewall and analyze data in huge spreadsheets on their desktops.

Now I'm going to talk about limitations of current technologies. Legacy software systems of most telecommunication companies are good at displaying operational data such as available bandwidth, signal strength. However, significant latency exists when transferring this data collected from antennas in batch to regional and to central data centers. This imposes a considerable delay in the availability of information. Also, understanding network usage patterns can be a long process due to the larger amount of data that needs to be collected and analyzed.

Problems With Legacy Geospatial Data Visualization Tools

On the visualization side, legacy geospatial visualization tools do not pass through enterprise firewalls, and also they are not available on mobile devices such as tablets and phones. These limitations impose strong constraints on data analysis teams who must connect to these data sources from within the enterprise firewall and also often perform analytical operations by downloading large chunks of data into their local computers and process them in huge spreadsheets, which is a slow process. It requires the constant work of an expert, and it can be error prone.

The Limitations of Current Data Visualization Technologies

Watch this video to explore the limitations of current geospatial data visualization technologies.

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