Crystal Meyers

About Crystal Meyers

Crystal is an Engagement Manager at Ironside.
9 Feb 2018

Stop the Wrangle Over Data Wrangling

By | February 9th, 2018|Categories: Business Intelligence, Business Solutions, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

February 2018 By Crystal Meyers   According to ‘The Economist’, data is the new oil. It is now the world’s most valuable resource. The volume of data available to organizations to capture, store, and analyze has changed the ways in which organizations address innovation, and analytics is a true competitive differentiator. Unfortunately, business analysts, data [...]

7 Sep 2016

Empowering Insight with Tableau: A Case for Self-Service Analytics

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tableau’s powerful data discovery and visual analytics capabilities make it an ideal tool for enabling end users to achieve data driven insights at the speed of business.  It puts data in the hands of the business users who have the most to gain from it in an intuitive manner that allows for rapid visualization and [...]

23 Aug 2016

The BI Tool Roundup: Finding What Fits

By | August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The BI software market is continually becoming larger and more complex to navigate.  Any organization looking to implement, update, complement, or replace BI tools has surely been inundated with information from dozens of vendors offering potentially hundreds of business analytics technologies.  How does one begin the process of narrowing the playing field and choosing the [...]

23 Feb 2016

How Data Management and Governance Can Enable Successful Self-Service BI

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ironside's Crystal Meyers was featured in Vol. 19, No. 4 of TDWI's Business Intelligence Journal. Her points are particularly relevant as business analytics begins a more pronounced shift toward a bimodal model in 2016. Reprinted with permission of 1105 Media, Inc. As published in TDWI's Business Intelligence Journal. Abstract How can you build a dashboard [...]

6 Oct 2015

Ironside Webinar Series: Putting Data on the Map with Location Intelligence

By | October 6th, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence, Data Science, Webinars|Tags: , , |

On October 1st, Ironside hosted a webinar on Putting Data on the Map with Location Intelligence. You will get all the key facts on location intelligence and hear a Q&A panel of Ironside developers, Ironside data scientists, and location intelligence specialists from our partner Pitney Bowes. Topics covered include: Defining what location intelligence is and why you need [...]

5 Oct 2015

What’s New in Cognos 10.2.2: The Top 10 Features You Need to Know [Update]

By | October 5th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Reporting|Tags: , , |

Update, October 6, 2015: Cognos 10.2.2 has been around for almost a year now, and we’ve had a lot of time to dig deeper into the features we discussed originally in this article. To keep you informed on what we’ve found out, this post’s original author Crystal Meyers has gone back and added new reflections and insights she’s gained while working with 10.2.2 in the field. Check out her new thoughts in italics below. On October 7th, IBM announced Cognos 10.2.2 will be released on November 21, 2014. Cognos 10.2.2 boasts many exciting new features that will enhance the end user experience and ease of use by simplifying functionality; allow for quicker, easier deployments leading to faster time to value, and improve general data access and administrative functions to make management of the tool more efficient. Below are the top ten new features of Cognos 10.2.2 that you need to know about. […]

2 Feb 2015

Top 5 Trends in Cloud Data Warehousing and Analytics for 2015

By | February 2nd, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

In 2014, cloud data warehousing services led the information management category in increased adoption rate, jumping from 24% to 34% according to surveys by Information Week [1]. For organizations challenged by data urgency needs that can be difficult to meet with traditional data warehouse infrastructures, cloud services offer an alternative that can provide value at [...]

5 Nov 2014

What’s New in Cognos 10.2.2: The Top 10 Features You Need to Know [Update]

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Proven Practices, Reporting|Tags: , , |

To learn more about Cognos Analytics, the next-generation Cognos platform that IBM announced at Insight 2015, please check out our article on the product’s top 4 release features. Update, October 6, 2015: Cognos 10.2.2 has been around for almost a year now, and we’ve had a lot of time to dig deeper into the features we discussed originally in this article. To keep you informed on what we’ve found out, this post’s original author Crystal Meyers has gone back and added new reflections and insights she’s gained while working with 10.2.2 in the field. Check out her new thoughts in italics below. On October 7th, IBM announced Cognos 10.2.2 will be released on November 21, 2014. Cognos 10.2.2 boasts many exciting new features that will enhance the end user experience and ease of use by simplifying functionality; allow for quicker, easier deployments leading to faster time to value, and improve general data access and administrative functions to make management of the tool more efficient. Below are the top ten new features of Cognos 10.2.2 that you need to know about. […]

2 Jun 2014

IBM Cognos Solutions for the Self-Service Spectrum

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Business Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Due to the rapid pace of today’s business world, new strategies, products, projects, and tools are being introduced on a constant basis. This means that the speed of business often does not match the speed at which IT departments, which tend to have to follow rigorous testing and governance policies, can provide ways to measure [...]

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