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Do you need a business analytics platform yesterday? Is your IT team overloaded? Do you want your business analytics environment built on best practices and managed by the best in the in the business? If so, allow Ironside to host and manage your business analytics environment. We will manage everything from the OS, to the database, to the IBM Cognos application based on your needs through our Managed Platform and Application Services.

Our Managed Platform Services (MPS) provide enterprise-level, secure, scalable provisioning of IT services to fit your requirements. Our MPS offering is hosted in a SAS 70/SSAE16 compliant data center, using industry leading technology. Our clients work with our dedicated managed services team to customize our offerings to fit your needs. In addition, we offer recommendations along the way to determine the optimal environment based on expected usage patterns.

Just some of the services we offer include:

  • Dedicated Firewall

  • Virtual Private Cloud

  • A Shared Management Environment

  • Patch Management

  • Change Management

  • System and Application Monitoring

  • Disaster Recovery

All platform services utilize industry best practices to provide the most stable, scalable, and secure environment available.

Our Managed Application Services (MAS) leverage our expertise in business intelligence and the IBM Cognos platform to provide best-of-breed support for your solution. Some of the services we provide using Ironside’s best practices include:

  •  Cognos Installation and Configuration

  • Cognos Security

  • High Availability

  • Data Warehousing

The Ironside MAS allows access to Ironside’s expert IBM Cognos architects, many of whom have over 10 years of experience implementing IBM Cognos solutions in some of the country’s largest companies.

Please contact us today for further information on how we can craft a solution that reduces your total cost of ownership and administration, while providing greater capability, performance, and flexibility.


The Ironside Group invites you to reduce the burden on your IT and accelerate your time to value by hosting your IBM Cognos Business Analytics application on our cloud computing environment.

When an organization begins to embark upon a Business Analytics initiative, they face several challenges including budget, lack of experienced resources and negotiations between the line of business and an overburdened IT department. In an effort to bridge the gap between line of business and IT, reduce the total cost of ownership and accelerate the time to value, The Ironside Group now offers a scalable, secure and reliable enterprise class cloud computing environment. Read more