Scott Misage

About Scott Misage

Scott is one of those rare leaders who is fully immersed in every possible detail of Ironside’s business analytics offerings but who can also deliver on the big picture and see the overall goals and strategies behind those individual solutions. This is why Scott has made a name for himself as a top thinker around both the performance of our solutions and their integration with one another. Scott's Specialties: Business Intelligence Advisory and Implementation, Performance Management Strategy, Enterprise Data Management and Architecture, Data Discovery, Bimodal Analytics, New Technology Discovery/Evaluation, Analytics Adoption
29 Mar 2016

5 Ways to Drive Analytics Adoption: Engage Your Organization

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Let’s go back a few years. You and your company invested significant amounts of time, effort, and capital to implement a business intelligence environment meant to serve the analytic needs of your organization and help drive insights. You and your team spent extra effort in developing the metadata and reporting that the business said they [...]

19 Jan 2016

Ironside Webinar Series: Top 3 User Enhancements in Cognos Analytics

By | January 19th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Webinars|Tags: , , |

On January 19th, Ironside hosted a webinar on exploring the Top 3 User Enhancements in Cognos Analytics. Scott Misage, Ironside Engagement Manager and Bob O'Donnell, IBM Senior Technical Solutions Architect, delivered an overview and a Cognos Analytics demo. IBM Cognos Analytics offers guided, self-service capabilities designed to solve problems and seize new opportunities quickly. The agile, intuitive [...]

27 Oct 2015

Cognos Analytics: Top 4 Release Features from Insight 2015

By | October 27th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

This year’s IBM Insight conference has been chock full of many exciting announcements so far, including news about the next version of Cognos BI – Cognos Analytics. Scheduled for general release by the end of 2015, Cognos Analytics promises an improved total experience for the entire analytics community from the business user to the IT developer, delivering enhanced [...]

5 Aug 2015

Integrating Information with a Cloud-Based Data Warehouse: Public Data Powered Part 2

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

This article is the second in our Ironside Public Data Powered series, which outlines how we can leverage public data to help us gain insights that drive stronger, faster business decisions. It will take a look at adding public data into a cloud-based data warehouse. This time, we’ll return the scenario outlined in our inaugural article, where we take on the role of a product manager working at a fictional wholesale sporting goods company. Previously, we leveraged a combination of internal data and publically available weather data to gain insights using IBM Watson Analytics. In this article, we’ll explore what it takes to stand up a cloud-based data warehouse, perform transformations against that cloud-based data, and leverage our in-house implementation of Cognos BI 10.2.2 to analyze it. We’ll be using IBM’s newly introduced dashDB offering, part of the larger BlueMix Platform as a Service (PaaS) digital innovation platform. […]

29 Apr 2015

Exploring Weather with Watson: Public Data Powered Part 1

By | April 29th, 2015|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , |

Public data is everywhere, and if you know where to look, you’d be surprised at the insights it can give you. In fact, when paired with the right tools, this freely available information can enrich and complement your internal data resources to reveal compelling patterns of behavior and trends that you can act on to drive growth at your organization. To showcase what public data can do in the hands of professional analysts, we’re kicking off the Ironside Public Data Powered article series. These publications will periodically take you behind the scenes to show you how our consultants think about and interact with public data using the skills and technologies at their disposal. In this inaugural article, we’ll explore what it takes to start understanding patterns and relationships within a combined public and internal data set through IBM Watson Analytics. […]

2 Jun 2014

TM1 Stargate Views Explained

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Financial Performance Management, Proven Practices, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , |

There are various approaches available to enhance the performance of your TM1 application. One such approach is to leverage Stargate Views. Stargate Views are different from traditional view objects and represent cached subsections of cubes that get created through user experience. As users browse cubes via the Cube Viewer or consume cube data via Cognos [...]

8 Jan 2013

Quickly Secure PowerPlay Cubes with Custom Group Security by Using MDL Scripting

By | January 8th, 2013|Categories: Development, Newsletter, Proven Practices, Security|Tags: , , , , |

Introduction When faced with the challenge of creating and securing custom views in Transformer models (and their resultant PowerPlay cubes), one can easily perform the necessary steps via the Transformer GUI. However, when the number of custom views to be created and secured is large, it often makes sense to perform this task by using Model Definition Language (MDL) scripting – to both accelerate the time to deployment and reduce the errors that can occur with such a manual process. […]

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