Today the U.S. Department of Education released detailed data for college debt, graduation rates, test scores, and more. There is a great website to explore the data and even a front-facing College Scorecard that lets you look up information for your university.
You can download the data as a single ZIP file, access it via the data.gov API, and most importantly, there's documentation.
Great news to see this data made available to the public!!
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While Software as a Service (Saas) solutions for business intelligence frameworks are providing new and exciting options to get new technologies faster; Resource constraints make it very difficult to keep pace with changes in these technologies.
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For any dashboard to be useful the tool needs the ability to connect to real data. IBM and Microsoft technologies can connect to a variety of systems to pull data into their business intelligence tools. If you have not setup any framework for business intelligence yet QC can get you started with for as little as $4,500.
Shane Quigley is an expert in data warehousing, business intelligence, systems analysis, and solution architecture.