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MIOsoft’s worst place to drive in each US state

Labor Day is coming up, and here at MIOsoft, we have Accident Explorer on the brain again. If we’re not driving for the holiday weekend ourselves, we know someone who is. In our last post, we looked at 15 potentially-significant clusters of fatal vehicle accidents throughout the US, using all of the NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System data from 2008-2014. We tried to distribute our picks throughout the country… but…

8 things you should know about Customer 360

8 things you should know about Customer 360

For a topic as hot as Customer 360 is, it’s strange that the web is so devoid of helpful information. Sure, plenty of vendors have documents that claim they can deliver it. But apparently few are willing to provide information that helps you wrap your head around exactly what Customer 360 is and how to make it happen. We’ve been focused on the research, development, and delivery of the technologies…

15 of the worst places to drive in the United States

15 of the worst places to drive in the United States

After Accident Explorer’s latest update, we started displaying accident clusters based on three-year intervals—but we were still curious about what clusters created using all the data, 2008-2014, would look like, and we thought you would be too. So we fired up a copy of Accident Explorer, removed the three-year restriction for clusters, eliminated all the clusters with fewer than 5 accidents, and started poking around. Here are our picks for 15 of…

Accident Explorer gets a turbo-boost

Accident Explorer gets a turbo-boost

We love our cars in America. So much that over 87 percent of the driving-age population in the United States has driver’s licenses. So if you ever drive a car—and odds say you do—you should check out our newly-upgraded Accident Explorer project, which we first wrote about just over a year ago. It now includes the latest dataset from the National Highway Transportation Safety Board, which is for the year 2014.…

Data first (part 3): Make the most of your fragments

Data first (part 3): Make the most of your fragments

Customer 360, Single Pane of Glass–whatever you want to call it, it promises to integrate all of your data into a single, unified display. Everyone wants it, and with good reason. Here’s what no one’s willing to admit: Customer 360 is easy when you have a single system full of pure, harmonious, complete data, but very few businesses have that. And getting Customer 360 out of messy, conflicting, fragmented systems…

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MIOsoft recognized by Gartner for Data Quality tools (again)

We’ve made our second appearance in the Gartner Critical Capabilities for Data Quality Tools and Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools reports! In Critical Capabilities for Data Quality Tools,* MIOsoft received the highest score of all vendors rated for 4 of 6 use cases: Big Data & Analytics Data Migration Information Governance Initiatives Master Data Management We also received the second-highest score of all vendors rated for the remaining…

2015-Review-Infographic

2015 Year in review infographic

Now that 2015 is officially in the books, we want to share a few fun statistics from last year for Snap and the blog. We decided to use a dinosaur-themed infographic, in the spirit of the paleontology-themed comics that accompany our Data First blog post series. (Missed it? Never Trust a Dashboard, The Spec is in the Data) And just like you should never trust a dashboard, you should never trust an infographic—we rounded our…

Year One on the MIOsoft blog

Year One on the MIOsoft blog

Today is the first anniversary of the MIOsoft blog: the first post was on December 5, 2014. While we’re looking back over the past year as we celebrate this milestone in the life of the blog, we’re also looking forward to another year of sharing our thoughts with you here. Over the past week, we’ve been featuring some of our favorite posts from the past year on social media, with introductory comments…

Case study: MIOvantage and data quality at Deutsche Telekom

Case study: MIOvantage and data quality at Deutsche Telekom

We’ve written in previous posts about our technology and its benefits in a general sense. Today we’d like to share some more concrete details, with a case study about how we used MIOvantage for complex, large-scale data quality analysis at Deutsche Telekom. Our customer With [MIOvantage], we are able to monitor and control the data quality of Deutsche Telekom GmbH. – Marco Glass, Manager of Data Quality, Deutsche Telekom Deutsche…

Rethinking the nature of repeating data

Rethinking the nature of repeating data

One day, we got a call from one of our clients: they had a deadline to submit data to another organization, and they’d spent months struggling to meet the requirements. With the deadline imminent, they’d made no headway. Could we help? We set up a meeting to discuss their issue with them. Little did we know that this experience was going to be a perfect illustration of how data tools…