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
When your stock runs into thousands of SKUs you often resort to blanket business rules and statistical methods that work for some items but not for others – intermittent demand items for example. One area of inventory management that affects many businesses we work with is seasonality. To be really on top of your stock and hit that sweet spot read on…..More
Those of you who were not able to travel to Boston to the DIUC this June (and that includes me) might be interested to sneak a preview of the DI Roadmap and Purpose that was presented as the Keynote by Fred Powers, President and CEO of Dimensional Insight. Of course, as always you will be able see much of the innovative content from the Boston DIUC when it’s presented at our own user conference in Dublin which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday October 17th. You should mark it in your diary now!More
Now that we have fully come of age in the era of Big Data and connectivity, with Cloud-based applications mushrooming into the web, there’s no excuse for organisations at both ends of the Supply Chain to shy away from co-operation and collaboration when it comes to sharing data. The Retailer’s goal is to improve the end Customer Experience as well as maximise profit. More
The Key Message from Gartner’s Data Summit In Kathy’s blog highlighting key takeaways form the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Dallas, Texas which took place at the beginning of March 2017, she started by sharing the insights of Gartner analyst Thomas Oestrich. In his view organisations need to: Define their “rules of the game” […]
Whenever you set about creating a new Diveport or even just a new environment in an existing Diveport, you should take a few moments to set up some macros relating to the colours and fonts you are going to use.
This brief but important job will same you lots of time in the long run – especially if you ever want to make changes to colours and fonts across just one environment, in which case your normal fallback of making a global substitute of the colour values in the portaldb.json (Diveport 7) or portaldb.xml file will not work easily, as you will overwrite the colours in all the environments at once.More
Rose Weinberger’s latest blog on how to size a Diveport Page for PrintDP – both for the US page sizes and European sizes.More
The word Cyborg is short for “cybernetic organism” and is usually defined as a being with both organic and “biomechatronic” body parts – where the integration of the artificial component or technology results in enhanced abilities of the biological host. It’s not too far a stretch, therefore, from this original definition to recognise ourselves, smartphones attached permanently to our hands, as pseudo Cyborgs.More