Strategy & Innovation

21 Sep 2017

Preserving Retail Profits with Data-Driven Loss Prevention

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Business Solutions, In the News, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , |

Ironside's Greg Bonnette was featured in NRF's Magazine, STORES, in the article titled "Mapping Crime Risks: Location data helps specialty retailer minimize loss and maximize sales." written by Liz Parks in September 2017. Loss Prevention Analytics For retailers who constantly deal with the problem of theft and fraud, it’s welcome news that you can dramatically [...]

11 Sep 2017

Be A Data Champion

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Business, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

September 2017 By Brian Chalifour   Being the sole data champion within your organization can present difficulties when you’re vying for limited company resources and attention from the “powers that be.” No doubt, you may find the role to be frustrating at times. Yet you may also find the role to be extremely rewarding, because [...]

6 Sep 2017

Advanced Analytics for the Biopharmaceutical Industry

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

September 2017 By Pam Askar   For players in the biopharmaceutical space, it is becoming increasingly clear that advanced analytics can be of enormous assistance in solving many of the unique challenges the industry faces. To understand the extent of the impact that advanced analytics can make, it’s first necessary to examine how healthcare in [...]

3 Aug 2017

Customer Analytics in a Competitive Marketplace

By | August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Business Intelligence, Business Solutions, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

Ironside’s Ray Haddad published an article on LinkedIn titled “Applications of Nonlinearity in Life and Customer Analytics” in August 2017.   What’s the best way to hold on to your customers in a competitive marketplace? That’s a classic business question, for which Ray Haddad uses an innovative methodology to provide surprising answers in this just-posted article. [...]

12 Jun 2017

The Iterative Data Warehouse: A Modern Take on Centralized Analytics

By | June 12th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The simple truth about data warehouses is that the traditional “big bang” method of building them doesn’t work for most organizations anymore. The diversity of data sources and formats we can access is constantly expanding, and taking them all on at once to form a single central repository results in a massive project that can [...]

17 Jan 2017

Take a Value Based Approach to Your Analytics Platform Migration

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

Analytics platform migrations and upgrades are among Ironside's core competencies. We’ve been doing them since our inception, and we do a lot of them. Here are four common pitfalls that we’ve seen organizations from a variety of industries suffer from during the process. Universal Pitfalls 1. Overlooking the Opportunity to Prune and Consolidate: A Value Based [...]

15 Oct 2016

Boston Data & Analytics Service Firm Names New COO

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: In the News, Press Releases, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

LEXINGTON, MA - Ironside, a Boston enterprise data and analytics service firm announced last week the appointment of David Michelson, Chief Operating Officer. Michelson joins the company with over 20 years of business and technical consulting leadership, helping clients solve their most critical business issues. "I am personally thrilled to have David on the team as he [...]

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 [...]

21 Jun 2016

Agile Data Warehousing with Spark

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Information Management, Infrastructure, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Data discovery is a “new” technique that takes a less formal and more agile approach to analyzing data. Okay, well, it’s not really new -- people have been doing this with spreadsheets for decades -- but the products that support it have improved greatly and have forced a more formal consideration of these techniques. The [...]

6 Jun 2016

Domo Marketing Analytics: A Case for Rapid Data Discovery

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Data Visualization, Domo, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Domo is a tool that has stood out among the many data discovery-oriented analytics solutions now hitting the market thanks to how quickly it can have a practical impact on specific functional or industry business cases. It represents the realities of modern business: The questions organizations ask to support decision making are constantly evolving. Traditional [...]

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