DIUC19 Day 4: Final Training and Farewell

All good things must come to an end. These past few days have been so special for our team, allowing us to reflect on where Dimensional Insight began, where it is now, and where it is headed. It is because of your loyalty throughout the years, that we are able to come together as one big family and celebrate 30 years of customer success. For that, we are truly grateful.

Now that it is officially day four of the event, we’re packing up our bags and saying our final goodbyes. What does day four of DIUC19 look like?

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DIUC19 Day 1: Welcome to Boston!

DIUC19 Day OneToday we kick off our Dimensional Insight Users Conference (DIUC) in Boston. And this year is a very special one for our company – it marks 30 years that we’ve been in business!

If you’re here in Boston for the conference (or even if you just want to follow along from wherever you are), here’s what you can expect at DIUC today. I’ve also provided some ideas for excursions if you have some free time.

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How Exploratory Data Analysis Helps You Generate Meaningful Insights

Practical analysis

Too much data and not enough useful information is one of the great paradoxes of the era of large scale, pervasive computing. Improving that balance is a key challenge for the modern-day analyst. That requires becoming familiar with the most appropriate tools for generating meaningful insights. And there are some fairly basic yet extremely powerful ones that you need to know about.

This next chapter of the Practical Analysis blog series, beginning with this post, is dedicated to endowing you with that knowledge.

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4 Ways to Sabotage a Data Analytics Project

If we were to treat data analytics projects in the same way a physician would treat his or her patient, we would come to the realization that customized care is key. Every project is its own living being, with its own unique challenges and needs. It is for this reason why it is only natural that a solution should be custom as well.

However, despite the differences among various projects, there are a few symptoms of declining health that are more universal. If you find your data analytics project showing the following symptoms, allow yourself to take a step back and reevaluate the prognosis.

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Practical Analysis – The Foundation of Analytics Knowledge

The original idea for the “Practical Analysis” blog series came from a seemingly simple question: “What is analysis?” Answering that question took me on a fascinating journey from Florence Nightingale’s work to improve public health in the mid-19th century to the most recent developments in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Though I’d found some interesting anecdotes and instructive examples, it felt that something was still missing. Like the answer to the original question. Maybe I needed to ask some different questions that would yield more useful answers such as: What are the essential tools that 21st century analysts should have in their toolbox? Where did they come from? What was the thinking behind them? And ultimately, why do they matter — today?

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30 Reasons to Visit Boston During DIUC19

DIUC19DIUC19 is just 30 days away, and we are excited that this year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Dimensional Insight! While we are making final preparations for our sessions and activities, we hope you are making final preparations by booking your flights and hotel rooms.

Are you still on the fence on attending? Or have you already registered but are looking for things to do in Boston? We made a list of 30 can’t miss destinations and attractions to see throughout the city for you to enjoy whether you’re arriving in Boston a few days early or extending your stay through the weekend.

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Meet the Dimensional Insight Team: Nishtha Adroja

Nishtha Adroja Has your organization strengthened their core with the help of our consulting team? Does your team feel more confident with how they use their data? If so, you are probably familiar with our very own Nishtha Adroja.

Nishtha is a consultant here at our Burlington headquarters. In today’s employee spotlight, she reflects on her career beginnings, offering advice to aspiring consultants and shares the importance of bringing care back into healthcare. (more…)

How to KonMari Your Data

KonMari Your Data

As time goes by, we find ourselves exhibiting three behaviors: collecting, letting go, and welcoming change. It’s easy to become a collector and tuck away objects without realizing the inevitable cluttered chaos that will slowly emerge into our lives.  We do it at home with knick-knacks that we stuff in our kitchen drawers, and we also do it at work with data that collects and never gets used. Whatever it is that you’re collecting, at some point you recognize that there is simply too much of it and it’s finally time to part ways.

In the Netflix show, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” decluttering professional Marie Kondo talks about the KonMari method of cleansing. She encourages tidy hopefuls to keep “only those things that speak to the heart.” In other words, one should strive to become more mindful as to what they invest their time and dollars into and that we must truly re-think what we welcome into our living spaces. So how can you cleanse and reorganize your organization? Here’s how your team can use the six KonMari rules to tidy up your data.

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