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30 Mar 2018

6 Key Principles of a Modern FP&A Function

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business Solutions, Financial Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

March 2018 By Rob Minogue   A “modern” approach to Financial Planning and Analysis has become a requirement for a successful corporate finance function. Gone are the days where finance teams were viewed solely as a report publisher that conducted reactive variance analyses. Instead, modern finance teams are able to create an agile, efficient, technology-enabled, [...]

28 Mar 2018

Ironside Tech Tip: OpenID Connect Integration with Cognos Analytics Part 1

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Business Solutions, IT, Managed Services, Tech Tip|Tags: , , , , , |

March 2018 By John Commons   When looking at authentication options for applications, integration and single sign on - especially for different web-based apps in an organization - there are a few standards to be considered. Initially, there was SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) which is an open standard for authorization and authentication and primarily [...]

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 [...]

5 Mar 2018

Building a Bridge Between Business and IT

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Business, Business Intelligence, IT|Tags: , , , |

March 2018 By Joe Sniezek   You walk down the long hall, and tentatively knock on the side of a cubicle, just loud enough to be heard over the din of keyboard clicking. The occupant of the chair slowly spins around. “Yes?” “So, um, I was wondering about that report I requested...” “Yes I remember” [...]

20 Feb 2018

Take Pitney Bowes Data for a Test Drive

By | February 20th, 2018|Categories: In the News, Pitney Bowes, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

  Last week, Ironside’s partner Pitney Bowes, issued a press release announcing the global launch of its new Software & Data Marketplace.  We believe that accessibility to Pitney Bowes data will be valuable to our clients as they will be able to source and process data from multiple providers in the same applications, leading to [...]

13 Feb 2018

I’m From the Future, and Your Financial Forecast is Wrong

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business, Financial Performance Management|Tags: , , , |

February 2018 By Andrew Hombach   When done well, a good financial forecast allows the business to make the right investments at the right time and allows finance to set more accurate expectations with investors. Unfortunately, many financial forecasts do not consider enough variables, consider the market perspective, or have a flexible yet robust process. [...]

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 [...]

25 Jan 2018

Ironside Tech Tip: Unique 403 Error in Cognos Analytics Via IIS

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: IBM, IT, Managed Services, Tech Tip|Tags: , , , , |

January 2018 By Adam McKenna   When dealing with a Cognos environment there are a lot of moving parts, especially in a multi-server environment. For instance, there is the Application server, the Dispatcher, the Gateway, the Database server, and so on. This isn't even including the general IT infrastructure components like the network, VPN and [...]

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