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Old 03-22-2011, 07:17 PM
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Hello All, this is my first post! I'm happy to see there is a great community for people who need help like myself!



Anyways, my boss has asked me to think of a "creative" way to portray the percentages in some financial and business trends in Cloud Computing Services from the year 2009 to 2010. I showed him a stacked graph with the 2009 percentage and a percentage difference from 2010. But He says "I want something more than bars and lines." So I'm like what else really is there? I've googled a number of times for images that provide different types of percentage differences and all the images seem to be either numbers, lines or bars. I guess he wants me to tell a story but I can't think for the life of me. So if I can received some possible ideas and thoughts on how to portray, that would be awesome! The following is some of the data:


.................................................. ..2009.......2010
Bus. Continuity/Disaster Rec..............91.5%.....94.4%
Help Desk.......................................93.6%.. ...93.6%
Remote Administration......................93.1%......91. 1%
Managed Security ...........................78.5%......81.4%
Managed Storage............................64.0%......70.9 %
Hardware-as-a-Service....................47.1%.......52.8%
Unified Communications....................38.6%.......40.8 %
Managed Print Services....................28.9%.......21.9%
Telepresence.................................10.6% ........13.5%
Video Surveillance..........................17.1%....... ..12.0%

Any help would be appreciated with a bunch of hugs! haha I kid but seriously I will be very thankful. Back to the think tank.....Also this looks like a great community!
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Perhaps your boss wants additional information about what has caused the trends? For example, Video Surveillance decreased by 5% between 2009 amd 2010: if you know your line of business then you will probably know why that is. Perhaps you have some correlating data you could also plot to explain the trend?

In terms of presentation itself, did you make a dashboard to display all the information or....?
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