Strategy & Innovation

14 Mar 2018

Data & Analytics Governance: Change is Happening. Are You Ready?

By | March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business, Business Solutions, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

March 2018 By Geoff Speare   Governance is the ongoing process of creating and managing processes, policies, and information. This includes strategies, processes, activities, skills, organizations, and technologies for the purpose of accelerating business outcomes. It also involves creating organizations, roles and responsibilities to perform this management. In our experience, many organizations address governance once [...]

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 [...]

1 Feb 2018

How Mature is Your Data?

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business Solutions, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

February 2018 By David Michelson   It seems like data and analytics is on the top of everyone’s agenda these days. If you are accountable for providing any type of reporting, business analytics, or predictive analytics, then you are aware of the demands being placed on your time, data, and systems. If you are an [...]

29 Jan 2018

Ironside Receives “Most Innovative” Award

By | January 29th, 2018|Categories: Awards & Recognition, In the News, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

LEXINGTON, MA, Jan. 29, 2018 – Ironside, an enterprise data and analytics firm, has been awarded “Most Innovative with Data as a Differentiator” by Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products, solutions and data to power commerce. “Ironside is honored to receive this award from Pitney Bowes. Our partnership has enabled us [...]

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 [...]

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