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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 [...]

22 Jan 2018

With New Tax Laws, Do Your FP&A Modeling Capabilities Set You Up for Success?

By | January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Advisory, Business, Financial Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

January 2018 By Nick Fotos   The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will undoubtedly have broad implications across the corporate landscape as updates to the tax code will necessitate major changes to certain financial management decisions. Finance needs a solid FP&A modeling foundation in order to lead tax-related decision making within their organizations. [...]

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 [...]

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