The need for maximum cognition from massive amounts of data is becoming explosive. Different visualization mechanisms are being introduced to achieve this aim. This paper aims to consider the state of organizations as regards being abreast with the recent visualization technologies.
In this paper, the authors look critically at the system adoption life cycle as it applied to visualization system. Also, the two forms of visualization; static and dynamic are looked at, considering the least applied and why. An evaluation of the visualization system was implemented in order to discern if it provides any benefit to organizations.
The study showed that the RT‐DANGO tool when compared to result from Excel exposed some spikes at some points when visualized dynamically which are not observed using usual static graph as it exposed some unseen events. The mean time taken to finish analysis of 4,000 concurrent‐related data were 168 s using RT‐DANGO and 121 s with the MS‐Excel. The difference was significant to p<0.05 (Z=−2.040). This was considered a reasonable tradeoff for accuracy, clarity and completeness of information.
The paper shows the factors that are responsible for visualization's usage in organizations. The paper will thus serve as an eye opener to critical issues affecting the visualization industry to the benefit of all stakeholders. Some references are made to the challenges faced in Nigeria.
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