Saving lives with better data: Wisconsin’s ePDMP gets a national audience

It’s easy to get way too esoteric when we’re talking about how important it is for an organization to understand its data. Yes, trustworthy data is critical for our customers to meet needs like serving customers, managing risk, predicting costs, and analyzing markets. But nothing is quite as powerful as being able to say: MIOsoft software is saving lives through better data. We’re very proud that we can say that…

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…

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…

Accident Explorer: Machine learning with traffic accident data

One evening I went out to the curling club for a few hours and, according to the electronic sign over the highway, three people died on Wisconsin roads while I was there. There are more than 4 million miles of roads in the United States, and 210 million licensed drivers. That’s a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. And they do: from 2010 through 2013, there were more…

MIOsoft breaks into the literature space

We’re embarking on a new project today: MIOsoft’s first book! Other companies usually focus on working professionals as their target audience, but we’re so confident our technology will come out on top that we decided to go off the beaten path and appeal directly to the next generation. Today’s third-graders are tomorrow’s database administrators, and we want them to be prepared for the context-based technology landscape of 2035. Our new…

Snap: Programming for everyone

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You took a class in high school or college because you had to. Or because your first choice class was already full. Or because your crush was taking it. But then that class changed your life. Maybe in a small way, where you’re interested in that subject as a hobby now, and maybe in a big way, where that subject is your career now.…

Data First: Never Trust A Dashboard

A friend of mine recently asked me for advice on interviewing a data scientist. We had a fairly lengthy discussion on the topic, but I didn’t feel like I really provided any insight. What I should have said is: “Ask them what they think of dashboards.” Summary tools like dashboards are great. They make it easy for us to consume and extract meaning from large amounts of data. They are…

Hello, (Big Data) World.

If you were to ask me in conversation what MIOsoft does, I’m sure I would include the term “big data” by accident. I’ve avoided the term “big data” in my own lexicon recently because of its overuse in marketing and media, but there’s actually an impressive degree of accuracy in describing MIOsoft as a big data company. In 1998, MIOsoft’s goal was to create the technology necessary to efficiently combine…