31 Oct 2016

Navigating Tableau Conference 2016: An Interview with Crystal Meyers and Katelyn Tolbert

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Events, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We’re getting ready for Tableau Conference 2016 here at Ironside. With only a short time left until November 7th, our team is preparing for which parts of the conference they’re most excited to take in. And, more importantly, developing strategies for prioritizing where to spend their time. I got a chance to catch up quick with Crystal [...]

5 Jul 2016

Ironside Presents at Boston Scalable R Analytics Meetup

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Data Science, Events, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ironside experts Dan Gouveia and Chi Shu recently got the chance to share knowledge with our local analytics community at the Scalable R Analytics Meetup in Cambridge, MA. Presenting to a packed room, Chi and Dan dove into several ways that R's powerful data science capabilities could be scaled to apply to much larger, enterprise-level [...]

21 Mar 2016

Why Your Dashboard Sucks: Design Thinking at Gartner BI

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Events, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year at the Gartner BI & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas, Ironside's own Greg Bonnette delivered a presentation that got his audience questioning just what it is that makes a good dashboard. During his talk, Why Your Dashboard Sucks, Greg used the all-too-familiar staple of BI development as a gateway into a much wider discussion of [...]

23 Feb 2016

Ironside Talks Fighting the Heroin Crisis in Manchester, NH

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Data Science, Events, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , |

On Tuesday, February 16th, Ironside's CEO Tim Kreytak spoke to a packed house at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL about the work we've done with the Manchester, NH Police Department to help combat the growing heroin crisis in their community not with guns, but with predictive analytics. Following an opening statement by [...]

26 Jan 2016

3 Tips to Get the Most out of Gartner BI & Analytics Summit

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Events|Tags: , , , , |

One thing all conferences have in common is that they're overwhelming. There's more to learn, see, and do than any one person can handle. Narrowing all those options down to what matters most for your role is tricky at best and frustrating at worst, especially when it comes to a multidisciplinary, multi-technology event like the Gartner [...]

11 Nov 2015

Insight 2015 Recap: Applying and Scripting Precise Security on Report Studio Reports with Wayne Estrada

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Business Intelligence, Security, Training|Tags: , , , , |

The deep BI knowledge of Ironside's Education Services department was showcased this year at IBM Insight 2015. Wayne Estrada, one of our most experienced Senior Technical Instructors, delivered an in-depth session on a topic that is often a chief concern for many IBM Cognos environments: report security. Using advanced techniques in Report Studio, Wayne showed [...]

11 Nov 2015

Insight 2015 Recap: Real World Predictive Policing with Greg Bonnette

By | November 11th, 2015|Categories: Business Solutions, Data Science, Events, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

This year at IBM Insight 2015, Ironside had the unique opportunity to tell one of our most compelling recent customer stories: how Manchester PD used Ironside's IronShield predictive policing platform to implement some highly effective crime reduction strategies. Greg Bonnette, our VP of Strategy & Innovation, delivered the presentation on behalf of Manchester PD, who [...]

10 Jun 2015

Ironside Webinar Series: Learn Techniques for Increasing Your Fundraising Efforts

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Data Science, Events, Webinars|Tags: , , , |

On June 3rd, Ironside hosted a webinar on Donor Optimization Techniques with IBM Business Analytics.  Industry experts from IBM, along with special guest Monique Dozier, the Assistant Vice President of Advancement Information Systems & Donor Strategy at Michigan State University, demonstrated techniques for successfully increasing and accurately targeting fundraising efforts. Topics covered included: How MSU is using [...]

12 May 2015

Ironside Tech Tip: Where to Apply Filter Strategies – In the Database, in the Package, or in the Report?

By | May 12th, 2015|Categories: Security, Tech Tip, Training|Tags: , , , , , |

Guarding the security of and defining access to data is often a necessary business requirement. Not all users can or should have access to a total data set, so filter strategies need to be applied to restrict what appears to different users running reports. As Cognos developers, the first question we should ask when faced [...]

11 May 2015

Ironside Named 2015 Boston Business Journal Pacesetter – Ranked As 6th Fastest Growing Company in the State of Massachusetts

By | May 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Events, Press Releases|Tags: , , , |

Ironside has been named a 2015 Boston Business Journal Pacesetter, making this the second year in a row we've received this prestigious award.  This exclusive annual list showcases the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts and includes the 70 businesses that recorded the fastest revenue growth in the state from 2011 through 2014. Dan Hess [...]

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