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Data visualization 101: Becoming a data guru is easier than you think!

Tanja Gromadzki (tanja.gromadzki@techdata.com) is Ethics & Compliance Analyst at Tech Data Corp. in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

Measuring various aspects of any compliance program, including program effectiveness, is a constant journey. Increasingly, ethics and compliance departments are leveraging data-driven analysis to gauge how their program is performing. Data visualization is one such tool.

For some, the thought of visualizing data can be daunting and intimidating. But, rest assured, it’s not as scary as you think! The data visualization buzz isn’t just around compliance. Across all industries and functional areas, visualization is becoming more important due to the value and simplicity it can bring to looking at complex problems. Visualizing data helps not only those who are primarily visual learners, but it also helps to better show trends that the compliance program has developed over time as the data and the program grow increasingly more vast and complex.

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