Predictive analytics is a topic generating great hype and great hope in healthcare and other industries. As this area of data science matures, it is important to remember that predictive analytics is not defined by one technology or technique, although it can be roughly divided into two approaches: pattern recognition and simulation. Pattern recognition is the most common approach, the foundation of much-hyped machine learning and artificial intelligence. Simulation is another, more human alternative to understanding business problems, predicting future trends, and recommending optimum decisions. In this blog, I explain the essentials of simulation and highlight three of its advantages.More
As a Technology Company (a Business Intelligence Software Distributor based in the Republic of Ireland) with customers and staff in both Ireland and the UK, we have a particular interest in this issue and how the outcome might affect our business and those of our clients. Does our own experience in Business Intelligence lend any validity to the claims made by each side of the Brexit Debate? More
Normally, when I conduct case study interviews, I gather a lot of information on how our customers are using Diver, and then I sort through that information to bring you a cohesive user story. However, I recently visited Allied Beverage at its headquarters in Carlstadt, New Jersey, and when I came home, I found I had almost too much information to comb through – 33 pages of transcript from my interviews! And it was all great info. How was I going to distill it down into a succinct case study?More
We are delighted to announce that Dimensional Insight has been placed in the top-right of Customer Experience and Vendor Credibility market models. We know that many of our own Diver BI customers and users participated in this annual study once again, and over 9 years the product and its associated services have continued to lead the way. More
We recently had our Diver Conference in Dun Laoghaire where Diarmaid Flynn from Ergo and Debbie Lonsdale from Dynamic Business Informatics presented on the subject of GDPR. Whilst we in Europe are mostly familiar with the requirements by now, our US colleagues and their users were interested in finding out how this could affect them. We think that Kathy has created a useful and informative reference article and recommend that you visit the article if you would like some tips on how to reduce the stress!More
We tout the benefits of our DiveTab mobile product, but what is it actually like in action? For our customers who use DiveTab, it’s a critical tool that provides insight throughout their workdays.More
Interesting read from Laura Remington – how do you measure the performance of your measures?
After your organization has invested in a business intelligence solution, how can you assess its performance? How do you gauge its efficiency and whether the decisions you make based on its insights are good or bad? More
We are delighted to announce the Agenda for our forthcoming Diver Conference on April 12th in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland. The Conference starts at 9.00am with Registration and Coffee at the Royal Marine Hotel. Lunch is provided as the topics stretch into the afternoon, with a close by 4.30pm.More
Dimensional Insight was one of the Premier sponsors at this year’s Gartner Data & Analytics summit in Frankfurt, Germany along with all the other major BI competitors and a couple of new market entrants.
In addition to the vendor trade stands, Gartner arranged many seminars discussing its views on future trends in the technology as well as some real customer experiences about how they are using some of the BI products that were on display.More
In recent user surveys BI professionals within end-user organisations have been reporting that their firms still look outside for data and analytics service providers to help them with their implementations and ongoing BI developments. Why is this?More
A new blog series by DI’s George Dealy. In this blog series, which I’m calling Practical Analysis, I’ll explore the emerging role of the analyst in helping to answer some questions that I’ll discuss below and in building a body of knowledge to take advantage of the data deluge. Hopefully by the end, you’ll be completely jazzed about your future as an analyst!More
An exciting development for Diveport – the Chart Portlet. Here DI’s Jean Collins walks us through the setup of one or two chart types using the interactive Diveport Chart Portlet and explains how the R & D team plan to enhance further the user experience.More