Data quality enters Wisconsin’s fight against opioid addiction

We’re very excited to share the news from our latest press release: Data quality enters Wisconsin’s fight against opioid addiction Wisconsin’s new enhanced PDMP expands capabilities for countering prescription drug abuse Madison, Wis. (8 February 2017)–Data quality is making its mark in the fight against opioid addiction, via Wisconsin’s new enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP), which went live on January 17, 2017. Using data quality software from MIOsoft Corporation,…

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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…

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 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

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

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 Telekom…

LakeForecast.org: Know what’s happening in Madison-area lakes

The Yahara watershed is home to 370,000 people and 30,000 cows. It covers 170,000 acres and has 5 major lakes, linked by the Yahara River, and formed 14,000 years ago as the glaciers retreated. Reports from early European settlers praised the clarity of the lakes and their beautiful white sand. And cradled among the three northernmost lakes—Mendota, Monona, and Wingra—was the infant city of Madison. You can probably guess what…

Introducing Barrage

Let’s talk about MIOsoft’s newest venture, Barrage. Barrage provides insightful real-time analytics and alerting for IoT data. You can also use Barrage to store data for historical examination and analysis—and do real-time analytics at the same time. At first glance, Barrage might seem like a left turn for us. But it’s not, really. It all ties back to our R&D mindset: we see a problem, and we have a burning…

MIOsoft at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

This week, the Wisconsin Tech Council held the 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference, Nurturing Entrepreneurial Roots, at the Alliant Energy Center. MIOsoft was present not just as a sponsor, but via the participation of our very own Josh Herritz, who was a conference co-chair, a member of the steering committee, and moderator of the panel Using social media to market your startup. The conference got started early: sponsors were supposed…

Big data & IoT at work in the community

There’s a tendency, in conversations about big data and IoT, to only talk about examples from the extreme upper echelons: the biggest corporations with the largest amounts of data from the most sensors. In the excitement, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that most organizations aren’t multinational megacorps with petabytes of data. Most organizations operate at a much smaller scale: their reach is national or regional. And many…