Data Discovery

15 Feb 2017

Understanding Data Governance: Tools, Documents, Processes, and People

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business, Information Management|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Data governance is a common need across organizations, and can be a very challenging subject to tackle. Understanding data governance's components, what good governance looks like, and the drivers behind adopting it is essential to creating a successful governance effort. What Is Governance? Governance (more specifically, data governance) is a discipline for managing all aspects [...]

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, the end of support date for Cognos 10.x is April 30th, 2018. 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 it [...]

12 Dec 2016

Defining An Analytics Strategy

By | December 12th, 2016|Categories: Advisory, In the News, Press Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LEXINGTON, Mass., Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ironside, a Boston-based data and analytics firm, just released an authoritative list of questions that they recommend business leaders try to answer now in planning for their analytics initiatives. Today, it's safe to say that the majority of businesses understand the value of analytics. They get that their data [...]

7 Sep 2016

Ironside and Tableau Partner to Power Data Discovery

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

If modern business data is a river, then traditional enterprise business intelligence is a bucket. Sure, you can pull some valuable and reliable insights at regular intervals that will help you take the pulse of what's going on day to day, but there's a much larger percentage of valuable insight that's just going to wash [...]

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

So What Is Data Discovery Anyway? 5 Key Facts for BI

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Data Science|Tags: , , , , |

When's the last time you were talking data and analytics and someone stopped the conversation to ask what a term meant? If you're wracking your brain now, you're not alone. It's a rare situation to run into. Analytics professionals like being on top of things, which means sometimes when we hear something new in a [...]

23 Feb 2016

Bimodal Analytics Defined: Balancing Your Approach

By | February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , |

Data discovery tools and techniques represent the largest change to traditional business intelligence in the last decade. Instead of being a replacement for enterprise reporting, however, data discovery is a new approach that augments the old methods. Understanding when to use each and how they work together are key elements in implementing a strategy for [...]

2 Jun 2014

IBM Cognos Solutions for the Self-Service Spectrum

By | June 2nd, 2014|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, Business Solutions|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Due to the rapid pace of today’s business world, new strategies, products, projects, and tools are being introduced on a constant basis. This means that the speed of business often does not match the speed at which IT departments, which tend to have to follow rigorous testing and governance policies, can provide ways to measure [...]

1 May 2012

IBM Cognos Insight – First Impressions from a Front Line Sales Perspective

By | May 1st, 2012|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |

IBM Cognos Insight In March of 2012, IBM released IBM Cognos Insight to the public, a new approach to providing a solution that addresses data discovery from a personal analytics perspective.  Before we go any further, let’s stop and clarify what exactly we’re talking about. This application is NOT to be confused with “IBM Cognos [...]

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