With stay-at-home orders being eased, millions of Americans are returning to work for the first time in months. But the workplaces they return to won’t be the same as the ones they left. Social distancing is here to stay, and it’s going to have a profound effect on the dynamics of the average workplace.
Workers can expect new rules and procedures to be in place when they come back. Masks will be required, communal dining areas will be gone, and work spaces will be spread farther apart. These measures are unfortunate, but they will be extremely important for maintaining health and safety for the foreseeable future. But how do you make sure an entire office or workplace full of people follows these rules at all times?
That is where social distancing technology comes in. Several large companies are exploring options for technology that could be integrated into the workplace which would monitor employees to ensure that they maintain the proper distances. But what that technology will look like, and how it will affect workers’ privacy, is still uncertain. (more…)
B2B payment structures have been thrown into flux by recent developments in transaction technology. Most notably, blockchain algorithms offer a safe and efficient way of trading goods and their recent rise in popularity speaks to their viability in this space going forward.
Blockchain algorithms supplant the role of a central bank or government backing to support the virtual coins that they create. This technology has been a rapidly expanding field for major corporations, especially B2B distributors. A 2018 study found 82 of the Fortune 100 companies have begun researching or investing money into blockchain technology. Mastercard, Visa, and J.P. Morgan have launched blockchain networks to ease B2B transactions, especially cross-border payments. With the technology becoming more available, let’s dive into the benefits of blockchain technology for B2B distributors.
Dimensional Insight recently sponsored the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Frankfurt, Germany. The two-day event provided dozens of educational sessions from Gartner analysts and attracted 750 business intelligence and analytics leaders from around the world.
Tweet: Highlights from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Frankfurt
What did these thought leaders say about BI today and where analytics is headed? Here are a few big takeaways. (more…)
In this blog series, we’ve been busting some common healthcare analytics myths, and it’s time to bust yet another. So far, we’ve tackled these 3 myths:
Today’s myth: that the business intelligence (BI) tool that provides the slickest visualization is the best one.
Tweet: Healthcare analytics myths busted. The slickest BI tool isn’t always the best. (more…)
When it comes to business intelligence, it’s clear that the current modus operandi won’t cut it for organizations moving forward. Too much is changing: the amount of data within organizations, the way users are accessing and analyzing it, and much more.
With that in mind, here are 4 business intelligence trends that are shaping where the industry is heading in the near future. They are also impacting how we at Dimensional Insight are developing products and applications.
Tweet: 4 trends shaping business intelligence in 2015 and beyond
Business intelligence (BI) software providers like to talk about the features and functions of their products. However, the real quality of your BI deployment often rests in the expertise of your BI vendor (or in-house BI specialist) and the ability to effectively translate your organization’s business rules into a BI solution.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss what business rules are, and give you some examples of how they need to be codified in your BI application.