Last week, Ironside’s partner Pitney Bowes, issued a press release announcing the global launch of its new Software & Data Marketplace.  We believe that accessibility to Pitney Bowes data will be valuable to our clients as they will be able to source and process data from multiple providers in the same applications, leading to easier analysis and collaboration of data points. Read more

LEXINGTON, MA, Jan. 29, 2018 – Ironside, an enterprise data and analytics firm, has been awarded “Most Innovative with Data as a Differentiator” by Pitney Bowes, a global technology company that provides innovative products, solutions and data to power commerce. Read more

Press release issued by Forbes Corporate Communications; Ironside comments on how to capitalize on data

NEW YORK, May 31, 2017 — Corporate leaders consider data and analytics capability a top investment priority. Yet despite this, faith in the data businesses rely upon is low. According to the Forbes Insights and KPMG “2016 Global CEO Outlook,” 84% of CEOs are concerned about the quality of the data they’re basing their decisions on. Read more

BOSTON, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ironside, a data and analytics firm headquartered in Massachusetts has been named a Strategy Consultant in Customer Analytics in Forrester’s Vendor Landscape for Customer Analytics Services Providers, Q2 2017.

Strategy Consultant in Customer Analytics

 

Tim Kreytak, CEO of Ironside, in a statement said:

“We’re delighted that Forrester acknowledges our analytics services and data enrichment capabilities which complement our strategic offerings in the area of Customer Analytics. Data and analytics is increasingly more important as organizations compete in the global economy. Our investments in Customer Analytics are heavily focused on delivering actionable insights to our clients which drive immediate business results.”

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Yesterday, Ironside’s partner Pitney Bowes announced that they are forming a new data practice built to accelerate businesses’ digital transformation initiatives. This practice will reach across the whole company to accomplish the goal of helping organizations “utilize data and analytics to deliver a superior customer experience, support product and service innovation, and optimize business processes” according to the announcement. We see this as a major benefit for our clients. Read more

LEXINGTON, MA – Ironside, a Boston enterprise data and analytics service firm announced last week the appointment of David Michelson, Chief Operating Officer. Michelson joins the company with over 20 years of business and technical consulting leadership, helping clients solve their most critical business issues.

“I am personally thrilled to have David on the team as he is someone we can all learn from as we continue to evolve and grow our analytics advisory strategy,” said Ironside CEO Tim Kreytak. “He brings a ‘been there done that’ quality to the Ironside executive team that will be an essential part of our continued evolution as business analytics thought leaders.”

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, David will serve as a member of the executive leadership team. He will be responsible for ensuring operational excellence across the company that employs over 120 people across the continental US.

Michelson said he is delighted to join the Ironside team, stating that:

“Ironside has a very talented group of consultants, an excellent leadership team, and a strong brand in the market place. I’m really looking forward to our next phase of growth and to be part of the journey to scale our delivery excellence and to serve a broader range of clients.”

 About David Michelson

David Michelson

David is a seasoned executive with a deep knowledge of the business analytics space from both strategic and business perspectives. He spent 13 years as a Senior Partner and Director at Computer Sciences Corporation where he spearheaded business process redesign and organizational change initiatives, encouraging and challenging both clients and consultants to explore new strategic directions and adopt the processes and technologies that best met their business needs.

With this firm foundation of proven practices and positive impact under his belt, David continued to build his reputation as a practice leader and advocate for change during his terms as a Director at Tata Consultancy Services and as a Partner at the Monitor Group. His final stop before arriving at Ironside was as a Principal at Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations Group, driving forward their management consulting efforts and serving as a trusted advisor to their clients during business transformation efforts.

David’s background has prepared him with the ideal mix of skills to take on the role of COO at Ironside. His expertise in the areas of business transformation, business strategy, and program implementation combined with his hands-on understanding of business intelligence technologies, critical client issues, and change management will allow him to help Ironside continue to serve a greater number of clients and address a broader range of business issues. David is also a thought leader in the business community at large, frequently speaking publicly on transformational change and how organizations can plan, execute, and benefit from large scale change initiatives.

About Ironside

Founded in 1999, Ironside is an enterprise data & analytics solution provider and system integrator. From strategy to execution, we help organizations translate business goals and challenges to technology solutions that enable business insight, analysis, and data-driven decision making. Our core capabilities include Business Analytics Strategy, Business Analysis & KPI Modeling, Enterprise Planning, Data Science & Machine Learning, Data Integration & Governance, UX Design, and Data Visualization.

For a deeper look at our experience with enterprise data & analytics, visit ironsidegroup.com/lookbook.

 

Ironside recently reported a new issue to IBM that is now confirmed as having an impact on all TM1 sites regardless of version. The Ironside Managed Services team uncovered the issue while troubleshooting a client’s environment.

“In our efforts to secure an environment for one of our larger insurance clients, it was noticed that the SSL certificate was going to expire shortly,” said Erik Romanek, Ironside’s Director of Platform and Managed Services. “John Commons, one of Ironside’s platform consultants, worked with IBM to come up with a few solution options. This is just another example of Ironside going the extra mile to make sure the implementations we work on are configured securely and for longevity.” Read more

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 by. That’s why having a complementary data discovery strategy is so important: it helps you be where you need to be in that flood to catch what’s most relevant to your current business concerns. One of the ways Ironside is helping our clients get to this level of self-service flexibility is by becoming a Tableau partner. Read more

Ironside CEO Tim Kreytak was featured as part of Japanese news outlet BCN’s June 13, 2016 article recapping the IBM Watson Summit that took place in Tokyo on May 24-26. Tim (shown bottom right in the following photo) was a guest speaker at the conference, where he talked about Ironside’s successes as an IBM partner, specifically discussing our predictive policing work with the Manchester, NH Police Department.

 

Tim Kreytak in BCN News

“Tim Kreytak, CEO of Ironside, introduced their success with Manchester Police Department in reducing the number of crimes by 26% in one year,” the article stated (translated from Japanese). It then went on to talk about Ironside’s partnership with IBM and the measures by which we judge our clients’ success, as well as some additional case examples around Watson Analytics.

 

IBM Watson Summit in Tokyo

 

IBM Watson Summit in Tokyo

Solution Shared at IBM Watson Summit in Tokyo

Ironside’s IronShield predictive policing platform gives police departments the tools and knowledge they need to anticipate criminal behavior and proactively prevent crime, which is one of the largest factors in crime reduction. It utilizes powerful predictive models tailored for each community’s unique geography, weather, and history right from the start through its core module for hot spot policing, producing intuitive visual map displays of where crime is most likely to occur.

If you’d like to check out the solution featured at the conference, take a look at our IronShield page.  Or you can read about it in local news coverage at WMUR9.

You can see the article about the IBM Watson Summit in Tokyo on BCN Bizline.

 

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 clients actionable insights from diverse data sources even in low-IT environments. Read more