Here are some specific ways analytics can make an institution of higher education more efficient, and how sometimes efficiency can mean thinking outside the box…or outside the mailbox, as the case may be.More
This week Dimensional Insight are hosting a very special user conference in Boston. It marks the 30th anniversary of the date that Fred Powers and Stan Zanarotti got together to co-found the company that developed Diver BI software. It wasn’t always called Diver, but essentially it was the beginnings of a technology that started them out on their 30 journey towards the current version 7 of the Diver Platform that we are using today.More
The United Kingdom has spent the past year using a national learning analytics service. Institutions in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland pool their resources and have opportunities to learn together about how to best use learning analytics. Here’s what collaboration around learning analytics through a diverse group of colleges looks like.More
We love this case study from our colleagues at Dimensional Insight in the Netherlands. It explains how a postal company, Whistl UK Ltd, processing 75 million items a week, turned to Dimensional Insight to help them reduce costs and gain deeper insights into their vast amounts of data.More
Colleges and universities are using data in ever-growing ways. They analyze data in order to figure out which programs are doing well or whether new programs need to be added. They then examine the data to identify past patterns that might help predict what will happen next. And the data is increasingly being put to work in the field of artificial intelligence.More
The annual Wisdom of Crowds® Business Intelligence Market Study by Dresner Advisory Services is out, and, as always, it is chock full of information on the status of business intelligence today. Curious about the state of data, how successful organizations are with business intelligence, and how different vendors are rated by users? Let’s examine the top takeaways from the report.More
The process of implementing a data analytics solution into an organization can be time-consuming and costly. Once an analytics platform is in place, employees must learn to use the technology. However, it seems the largest stumbling block in the data integration process is not so easily defined. A surprising development arose from the 2019 Big Data and AI Executive Survey conducted by NewVantage Partners. While many organizations are increasing their investments in analytics, there are many stumbling blocks. And the biggest challenge to analytics success: people.More
Here is your chance to join the key staff from Dimensional Insight between Aug 5-8 at their User Conference (DIUC19) as they celebrate DI’s 30th anniversary!
This event is all about you—our loyal customers—who have shown us continuous support throughout the years, making this anniversary possible.
See the breakdown of all the sessions, which include a myriad of exciting new features; details of training for Diver 7.1 Workbench, Diveport, Measure Factory and a ProDiver facelift; and information about the venue and local attractions.More
It is a tense time in the world of higher education. The schools that aren’t putting pressure on themselves to respond to popular trends and try to stay ahead of the curve are certainly receiving pressure from their communities to do so – whether it’s from a Board of Trustees or reflected in feedback from students and parents.More
More than 90% of American hospitals have been computerized over the past decade. The goal has been to simplify physician tasks and free up time for patient care. That said, physicians spend approximately two hours doing computer work for every hour spent face-to-face with a patient. If this is the case, would it be a stretch to say that the wave of computerization has made life more difficult for physicians rather than easier? And if that is the case, what can be done to maximize the benefits of technology in healthcare without making life harder for staff and potentially sacrificing the quality of patient care?More
The B2B distribution industry was not prepared for the entrance of “Amazon Business” in 2015. The industry has been disrupted by Silicon Valley because it was not technologically equipped and cannot keep up with the heavy automation and artificial intelligence of Amazon.More
In 2018, Amazon’s dominance in the e-commerce market hit a new milestone. The online retail giant captured 50% of US retail e-commerce with $252 billion in sales. This is certainly a high-water mark for Amazon, but rivals are not standing idly by. Firms in the retail sector are working hard to harness data and digitize their distribution platform to chip away at Amazon’s enormous lead.More