Dashboard

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 [...]

5 Jan 2017

3 Reasons to Start Your Upgrade from Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics Right Now

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, IBM, IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As we’ve mentioned before, as of April 2018 there will be limited extended support for Cognos 10.x. Sure, that sounds like a long time from now, but if there’s anything I’ve learned from my time in enterprise IT, it’s that making a change is like turning a battleship. You need to start actively planning for [...]

15 Sep 2016

Top New Features in Tableau 10

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Tableau|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Tableau 10 was released on August 15th, and it is quite an upgrade. I’ve been spending some time doing hands-on testing of the new version, and I’m excited to share some of the new features I’ve explored with you. In addition to a new custom font, new color palettes, and new themes that make Tableau [...]

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

Get By with a Little Help from Empathy: Design Thinking Part 1

By | March 16th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Data Visualization, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

What Is Design Thinking? "Design thinking is about believing we can make a difference and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact." - IDEO It is not a magic bullet.  It is not the only approach to problem solving.  Instead, design thinking is simply another tool [...]

1 Feb 2016

5 Compelling SPM Dashboard Creation Tips: SPM Journey Part 3

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Reporting, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Content is King” is a phrase made most famous by Bill Gates in a 1996 essay, but it’s been used many times before. I believe he was referring to what will drive the internet for years to come. In my mind, this saying was and is still true in media. Just take a look at [...]

5 Nov 2015

Industry Case Study: How SPM Dashboards Power Financial Services Sales

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Case Studies, Reporting, Sales Performance Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Selling financial services effectively requires a highly motivated, deeply knowledgeable team that can keep up with all the shifting recommendations, regulations, and investment options endemic to the industry. In this kind of a chaotic atmosphere where priorities change by the minute, it's crucial to know with certainty that your sales organization is not only taking [...]

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