Data visualization moves to mainstream business applications

Statisticians and Tufte fans might enjoy Interactive Week's article discussing some current uses of information visualization in mainstream business applications. Data visualization has begun to move away from "fringe technology" to the mainstream of business intelligence. Where BI can aggregate data so it's easily recognized and usable in real-world applications, data visualization gives the aesthetic interface to that data, and provides a view that may draw attention to details that might otherwise be missed in text readouts.