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…

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…

5 lessons the Internet of Things should learn from the Grid

The Internet of Things has been defined in many different ways, and it’s been labeled a marketing buzzword probably just as often as it’s been hailed as revolutionary. But I believe the Internet of Things can be revolutionary. That sentiment is mostly inspired by similarities between IoT and the Grid. Even if you don’t read anything else in this post, you should at least read the following quote. Then tell…

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…

Microsoft Ignite

Jordan Barrette and I have been in Chicago this week for the inaugural Microsoft Ignite conference. If I had to pick one word to summarize the experience at Ignite, it would be GIANT. What does giant look like? Monday’s opening keynote was a morning-long mega-show. Being Microsoft means you can have Common kick off your event with a spoken word performance meant to inspire all 23,000 people you’ve collected in one…

The Resurrection of Customer Context

Several years ago, MIOsoft experienced one of my favorite customer information management disasters. A major computer hardware vendor mistakenly had an address for an office MIOsoft hadn’t used in over a decade as our ship-to address for an order of servers. Although it was corrected in time, this address subsequently popped up in interactions with the vendor for the next several years. At some point, everyone working with that vendor…

MIOsoft recognized by Gartner for Enterprise aPaaS

Hey, Gartner subscribers: the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service, Worldwide was released Tuesday, March 24. You can find MIOsoft positioned in the Visionaries quadrant for enterprise aPaas worldwide*, based on our ability to execute and completeness of vision. We’re always ready to talk about the benefits of context for big data. MIOedge, our aPaaS offering, is unified from the bottom up with context technology,…