Entries by Timothy Kreytak

IBM Government Forum 2011 – Sponsored by Ironside Group

Whether town council or national agency, government organizations all face similar challenges: you need to optimize services and programs for citizens while demonstrating good governance. And you need to do this within budget in a climate of shrinking resources. Attend the 8th annual IBM Business Analytics Government Forum event on May 4th and learn why thousands of […]

IBM Cognos 10 Mobile on the iPad

IBM Cognos on the iPAD?   Of Course we can! Recently we were approached by a new customer with requirements to deliver a Business Intelligence Prototype on a mobile device, specifically an Apple iPAD.  It was an interesting experience, where we learned quite a bit about the combination of the technology, some extremely positive, and […]


Dashboarding Options in Cognos 8.4.x

How to build a dashboard in IBM Cognos 8.4.x? As we engage with our hundreds of customers, one question that inevitably arises, is how do we build good dashboards?  The questions begs at least a cursory understanding of IBM Cognos 8’s capabilities and options. That being said, I am purposely not discussing capablities introduced in […]


IBM Cognos Analytic Applications

As consultants the first question we are often asked by our customers is can we build reports directly against our transactional systems.    While there are some exceptions our general best practice is to recommend against this type of architecture. The reasons are long and detailed, but simply put, some high level reasons not to build […]

IBM Cognos 8 and SAP BW

IBM-Cognos 8 and SAP One of the advantages that IBM-Cognos 8 brings to the table in any implementation is the ability to handle varying data sources. One particularly complex data source that is often encountered is SAP BW. IBM-Cognos has invested heavily in this integration, giving  SAP customers the potential to significantly enhance the value […]

Introducing The Ironside Group October Newsletter

We at Ironside believe that via communication and knowledge sharing, we can increase the efficiency and productivity of our customers and partners.

As you likely know, Ironside is a Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse consulting firm focused on helping our customers and partners leverage their data and their tools to deliver powerful business value. Our hope is that we can foster the building of a stronger community of informed professionals. The end goal is to enable more successful projects and programs, in the areas of BI and DW. We believe Information Management is an important component in leading our companies out of the recent downturn.