The students found they could easily get their analysis started and also iterate on it. Most of them started with a basic analysis of a single data set which led them down a path of new questions, which also required additional data. The groups, who had no data modeling experience, said they could quickly bring in more data to their existing analysis. I was particularly pleased to see several groups also used the free data available via Qlik DataMarket to enrich their market analysis.
Finally, the sharing aspect of Qlik Sense Cloud was heavily used. The students shared their analysis with each other (and the instructor) right in Qlik Sense Cloud. We were told this made it easier for the project teams to work together saving considerable ‘coordination time’ and manual file sharing back and forth.
With school having just started (or even well underway for many) I hope Qlik Sense Cloud gets used more and more by students. This small test showed how easy it is for novice users to adopt a cloud-based approach and how Qlik Sense is fantastic in this type of deployment. If you know a student who has some work to get done, please let them know about Qlik Sense Cloud. Non-students are most welcome to use as well of course and will likely benefit just as much if not more!
Hat tip to my colleagues Rebecca Braverman, Drew Clarke and Sarah Kohler for providing the images and background for this story!