Ironside is happy to announce that we have partnered with Pitney Bowes, one of the top location intelligence and data providers, to transform how our clients see, interact with, and gain insight from the location and business information to which they have access. The Pitney Bowes partnership pairs their sophisticated location intelligence technologies and comprehensive, diverse data sets with Ironside’s unrivaled analytics expertise and technical know-how to bring to market solutions that give geographic context to organizations’ historical data, provide actionable location-based intelligence in real time, and even map future trends using variables relevant to the area displayed. Read more

Ironside has been named a 2015 Boston Business Journal Pacesetter, making this the second year in a row we’ve received this prestigious award.  This exclusive annual list showcases the fastest growing private companies in Massachusetts and includes the 70 businesses that recorded the fastest revenue growth in the state from 2011 through 2014. Read more

Ironside Recognized as 2015 IBM Beacon Award Finalist for Outstanding Information Management Solution

This year, Ironside received the high honor of being placed among the finalists for IBM’s prestigious Beacon Award in the category of Outstanding Information Management solution. The accolade displays IBM’s recognition of an unprecedented and groundbreaking project for one of Ironside’s top clients that included an end-to-end enterprise information management architecture that was entirely cloud-based. Additionally, and in partnership with IBM SoftLayer, Ironside  envisioned and executed on a never-before-seen cloud implementation that allowed the client to leverage the unparalleled power of an IBM PureData for Analytics  infrastructure without having to bring it onsite.  PureData for Analytics, more commonly known in the industry as Netezza, is one of the most robust and sophisticated data warehouses currently on the market. Now that we’ve set the stage, let’s take a deeper look into how Ironside is making Netezza more easily available than ever before. Read more

Ironside’s accomplishments were many in 2014. We expanded into new regions, brought on lots of new talent, and continued our development as one of the most trusted advisors in the industries we serve. To give you a quick glimpse into how we’ve grown, we put together the following list of all the awards we were fortunate enough to receive and be nominated for. Take a look, and feel free to reach out if you’d like more information. Read more

The report is in! See the list of topics that readers, like you, found most interesting and that made it into our top 5 of 2014.

Top Training Tip

Creating a Burst Table for a Cognos Report  – Do you know how to create an external data file to use as a burst table for a Cognos report? If not, you can find step-by-step instructions in this guide. Learn how to create a Burst Table Read more

Netezza on cloudIronside is excited to announce a ground breaking new solution for organizations wanting to leverage their analytics workload-optimized PureData for Analytics / Netezza appliance in conjunction with rest of their virtualized private cloud analytics architecture. Ironside’s IBM PureData for Analytics (PDA) for Cloud offering solves all of the major hurdles for connecting your physical big data appliance with your virtual cloud infrastructure: management and communications bandwidth and latency. Ironside is now uniquely able to provide hosting and management of your appliance in conjunction with direct, private, and secure network connectivity back to IBM SoftLayer or other major cloud providers. This means you can host your entire analytics architecture in the cloud and still take advantage of the massive benefits that a physical appliance provides in this application. Read more

Ironside, has become the first IBM Business Partner to achieve IBM Gold Software Accreditation in the three major pillars of IBM business analytics software: Business Intelligence (Cognos), Financial Performance Management (TM1), and Predictive Analytics (SPSS). Read more

Lexington, MA, September 2, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Ironside has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies list. For 2014, Ironside is ranked #546 on the list, twenty spots up from their 2013 ranking of #566. Read more

We’re excited to announce that beginning in July 2014, the Ironside Education Services division will offer a series of IBM Business Analytics public training classes in both New York City and New Jersey! Course offerings will include a variety of IBM Cognos, TM1, and SPSS training taught by some of the top instructors in the industry.

Ironside education programs provide customers with a complete and relevant education experience, incorporating instructor-led material, student-focused workshops, and hands-on demos. Ironside’s training offerings lay a solid foundation for future development in all aspects of IBM Business Analytics.

If you are interested in attending an IBM Business Analytics training course in New York, you can sign up for one of the following training sessions:

  • 7/14/2014- IBM Cognos Report Studio Fundamentals and Advanced Training
  • 7/28/2014- IBM Cognos Framework Manager Fundamentals & Advanced
  • 8/11/2014- IBM Cognos Report Studio Fundamentals and Advanced Training
  • 8/18/2014- IBM TM1 Data Modeling Course
  • 8/25/2014- IBM Cognos Administration Training
  • 8/28/2014- IBM Cognos Workspace & Cognos Workspace Advanced
  • 9/8/2014- IBM Cognos Report Studio Fundamentals and Advanced Training
  • 9/2/2014- IBM Cognos Multidimensional Report Authoring
  • 9/4/2014- IBM Cognos Workspace & Cognos Workspace Advanced

If you want to see more of Ironside’s business analytics training offerings, feel free to take a look at our full public training schedule. We also offer private courses and custom courses.

Award-winning IBM Partner celebrating 15 years re-launches as comprehensive business-focused analytics solution provider

Lexington, MA (May 16, 2014) – The Ironside Group, the award-winning North American business analytics consultancy founded in 1999, today re-launched their organization as simply Ironside. This change is both a reflection of their celebrated 15 year history, as well as a representation of their shift towards providing comprehensive solutions for organizations that are seeking to fundamentally improve performance by harnessing the power of information. The new Ironside will move toward being a one-stop shop for end-to-end analytics solutions, supporting clients from the planning phases all the way through full-scale implementations. Read more