Upcoming Events

4 May 2017

Driving Business Outcomes through Data Visualization

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[Recording Available] Ironside Webinar Series Driving Business Outcomes through Data Visualization: Creating effective dashboards that drive user adoption   Rob Miller, Experience Design Lead, will discuss how design leads to usable, useful, and enjoyable dashboards. “The number one reason dashboard initiatives fail is that they shouldn’t have been done in the first place.”   Complete the [...]

1 May 2017

Words of Warning: 5 Dangerous Dashboarding Terms

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Data Visualization|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  When planning your next dashboard project, watch out for these 5 dashboarding terms that could possibly jeopardize its success.     Introduction: Bracing for a Challenge You already have a headache preparing for your new dashboard project. Your gut churns while thinking of the battles that lie ahead over feature prioritization, stakeholder alignment, and resource [...]

29 Mar 2017

Purposeful Persona Building: Design Thinking Part 2

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Remember our friend Empathy from the previous article? Well, now that you've interviewed, observed, and worked alongside your end-users and fully understand what it means to walk in their shoes, it’s time to leverage that new knowledge. You’ve likely interviewed people in many different groups or roles within your organization. While analyzing your notes, you [...]

31 Oct 2016

Navigating Tableau Conference 2016: An Interview with Crystal Meyers and Katelyn Tolbert

By | October 31st, 2016|Categories: Business Intelligence, Events, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We’re getting ready for Tableau Conference 2016 here at Ironside. With only a short time left until November 7th, our team is preparing for which parts of the conference they’re most excited to take in. And, more importantly, developing strategies for prioritizing where to spend their time. I got a chance to catch up quick with Crystal [...]

7 Sep 2016

Empowering Insight with Tableau: A Case for Self-Service Analytics

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tableau’s powerful data discovery and visual analytics capabilities make it an ideal tool for enabling end users to achieve data driven insights at the speed of business.  It puts data in the hands of the business users who have the most to gain from it in an intuitive manner that allows for rapid visualization and [...]

6 Jun 2016

Ironside and Domo Partner for Flexible Self-Service Analytics

By | June 6th, 2016|Categories: Data Visualization, Domo, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ironside's partners help us empower our clients and deliver value from data and analytics using the best technology for their particular business needs, which is why we're excited to announce that we've added Domo to that list. Domo's flexible, collaborative, and intuitive platform represents a strong approach to modern self-service analytics, and being a Domo partner lets us bring our [...]

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 [...]

21 Mar 2016

Why Your Dashboard Sucks: Design Thinking at Gartner BI

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Events, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This year at the Gartner BI & Analytics Summit in Grapevine, Texas, Ironside's own Greg Bonnette delivered a presentation that got his audience questioning just what it is that makes a good dashboard. During his talk, Why Your Dashboard Sucks, Greg used the all-too-familiar staple of BI development as a gateway into a much wider discussion of [...]

16 Mar 2016

Extreme Dashboard Makeover Challenge

By | March 16th, 2016|Tags: , , |

The Ugly Truth: Your Dashboard Probably Sucks A poorly designed dashboard can negate all the effort you put into data quality and accuracy.  While you may insist that your dashboard is the bees knee’s, if your consumers don’t find it visually appealing, intuitive and easy to use, you may be throwing away the work you spent so long on. You have very few chances to grab the attention of your consumers and drive adoption. […]

15 Sep 2014

New Course Launch: Applying Visualizations in Cognos Explores the Cutting Edge of Business Analytics

By | September 15th, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ironside is excited to announce the launch of one of our most innovative and dynamic courses to date: Applying Visualizations in Cognos. Demonstrating our continued commitment to remaining at the forefront of business analytics education, this two-day course will help you unlock the true potential of your organization’s mission-critical data by showing you how to craft it into highly impactful, highly consumable visual formats using the IBM Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE). […]

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