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2 Jun 2016

Meet Scott Misage, Business Intelligence Practice Lead

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Business Intelligence, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Ironside is happy to announce that one of our long-time professional services veterans, Scott Misage, will be taking on a broader management role as our Business Intelligence Practice Lead. With his history as a crucial contributor to and point person on many diverse and complex analytics projects across a variety of industries during his time as an Engagement [...]

24 May 2016

Ironside Case Study: RSA Builds Sales Rep Trust with SPM

By | May 24th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies, Incentive Compensation Management, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In the age of cloud-based applications and anytime access across many devices, having digital security in place that’s smart, flexible, and reliable is essential. Every day, RSA sales reps help businesses meet these requirements with industry-leading security solutions, providing them with the peace of mind and confidence needed to be successful. RSA in turn wanted [...]

20 May 2016

Geoff Speare Named Information Management Practice Lead

By | May 20th, 2016|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Information Management, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Ironside has placed the reins of our information management and data integration practice into the hands of one of our strongest data handling experts: Geoff Speare. Geoff will now be serving in a broader strategic and management capacity as our Practice Lead for Information Management. His deep expertise across both traditional and big data-oriented infrastructures, passion [...]

17 May 2016

Ironside Tech Tip: Show Cube Sizes in BI Reports

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Reporting, Tech Tip|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cubes (including Cognos PowerCubes and Dynamic Cubes, as well as other file-based cube technologies) are well-known, commonly used, and valuable data sources in reporting.  As specially indexed binary files, report performance with cubes is generally robust, however when cube files grow very large (or there is high simultaneous demand reading from the cube), response time can [...]

17 May 2016

Why to Use Spark for Data Prep and Machine Learning

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Information Management|Tags: , , , , , |

The immense amount of data being collected today, in any industry, expands the reality of advanced analytics and data science. In concept, it creates an explosion of opportunities and expands what can be accomplished. In reality, we are often limited in scope by our data processing systems which may not be able to handle the [...]

11 May 2016

5 Core Goals of Data Driven Policing

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Data Science, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

Policing in the United States and around the world is rapidly changing.  Just as there have been paradigm shifts in law enforcement procedures in the past, we are now on the brink of another transformation of how communities are policed.  Current national narratives and recent events are motivating these changes, and like it or not, [...]

3 May 2016

Ironside Webinar Series: Rolling Forecast Essentials

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Financial Performance Management, Webinars|Tags: , , , , |

On April 26th, Ironside hosted a webinar on Rolling Forecast Essentials. Members of our Financial Performance Management team, Mark Flyamer, Senior Consultant and Rich Canale, Solution Architect, discussed the foundation needed to start implementing rolling forecasts work at your organization. Rich and Mark discussed design techniques to help you expedite rolling forecast models and minimize the hours needed to get a working solution all while preserving the accuracy and integrity of your financial data. […]

29 Apr 2016

Got Standards? Master Data Management’s Meaning

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Information Management, Infrastructure|Tags: , , , , , |

Master data management (MDM) efforts often get bogged down quickly due to business thinking that the entire process is owned by IT when in fact they need to set the standards. Knowing how to do that and what real MDM means will help make these efforts become collaborative and smooth to run. This article will answer [...]

29 Apr 2016

Crunching Web Logs with Spark: Handling Your Site’s Big Data

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Data Science, Information Management, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , |

Don’t think you have big data?  Chances are you do.  The fact is if you have a website, you have big data.  Web servers capture and store events related to user traffic.  The web logs they generate essentially tell the story of what users did when they visited your site.  This information can provide your [...]

25 Apr 2016

Ironside Predictive Policing Makes IBM Award Finals

By | April 25th, 2016|Categories: Awards & Recognition, Data Science, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , |

For the second year in a row, Ironside has been named one of IBM's Beacon Award finalists, this time in the category of Outstanding IBM Analytics Line-of-Business Solution. This recognition comes in honor of the compelling results that our IronShield predictive policing platform has generated. About IronShield IronShield provides turnkey predictive hot spots policing and analytics [...]

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