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Consolidating Data Visualization

on April 3, 2016

For wireless operators, enterprise solutions present a challenge for end user adoption. Multiple tools mean multiple interfaces. To get past this challenge, companies need purchase all tools from the same vendor and risk pricing pressures by them or look towards consolidated visualization platforms. This means purchasing solutions that allow for data and layer export as well as APIs for data extraction rather than each having a user front end. Front end development can be a costly business. Each tool that requires front end development must also pass along those costs in the price of the solution as well as the time for teams to familiarize and integrate new interfaces into their process.

Each enterprise process in the a wireless network requires inputs, data crunching and results. Results can be exported or tapped into for visualization. The diagram below represents a common operator tool architecture for 3G & 4G networks. Each box on the left represents separate tool functionality. Although each tool is separately administered and validated, by consolidating the visualization of results, each can be looked at together for analysis, impacts, and furthering the data analysis through a common ecosystem.

A single data visualization platform makes network teams more efficient and ensures that data being generated is placed in an area of general use, rather than restricted by individual tool authorizations and end user training. Additionally, by having a single platform, operators can control the front end to focus on their network tasks at hand rather than what each tool user develops in general. Essentially, customization of data for improved inter-department communication, improved end user experience, and all teams speaking a common language on results.

A front end platform delivers on multiple fronts.  A consistent, flowing interface allows for efforts in design and efficiency on the front end to come from departments or outside tools specializing in this rather than engineering companies with sound engineering algorithms trying to build interfaces.  A single interface also allows for the correlation of existing and new tools data quickly bring speed to market of tool acquisition and allowing for the integration of custom content and intellectual property for end users without exposing algorithms.  With a single interface, users bring in more data sets.  This means users are bringing in and utilizing more of data in the tools feeding it getting more out of the investments already made.

Products such as IMNOS by TTSWireless allows this to happen.  With efficient integration, open MyData and MyMap modules, and a common web interface, the major functions of tools is quickly integrated, maintained and furthered for organizations.  Get more from fragmented tools and platforms with a common interface.

Consolidating Data Visualization

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