Business Intelligence | The Ironside Group

By: Ironside Group  09-12-2011
Keywords: Data Storage, Bi Project

The Vision

Business has become more competitive, and organizations of all types are being asked to do more with fewer resources while making more insightful and strategic decisions in all areas. At their core, Business Intelligence (BI) systems are built to help companies make better decisions.

Organizations effectively utilizing Business Intelligence systems are aligning decisions around strategies, not questioning the validity of their data. Their people are using their information to discovering patterns and hidden nuggets of insight, instead of struggling to gather it.

BI is not about gathering more data. Companies are already awash in data. Effective BI systems solve the problem of too much information, by delivering the right information, at the right time, to the fingertips of the one who needs to know. The right information at the point of impact leverages the power of information, often powerfully.

There is no “one size fits all’ Business Intelligence solution, as each implementation is as unique as the company implementing it, and the challenges it faces. Ironside Group knows that successful Business Intelligence implementations require not just technology, but an understanding of what it takes to drive an organization to the next level of performance and success.

More Than Technology

The success of a BI implementation takes much more than just great software. In fact, studies show that the success of BI projects rarely depend on the underlying technology. Ironside Group brings the experience of over fifteen years and hundreds of successful implementations to every engagement. In addition to our technological expertise, we can help you with the other components, critical to a projects success.

  • Vision and Strategy
  • ROI Evaluation
  • Planning
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Implementation and set-up
  • Security
  • Life cycle management
  • Distribution
  • Data Visualization
  • Adoption
  • Data Storage
  • Retention and Archiving
  • Communication
  • Training

The Ironside Difference

Business Intelligence is our passion. No other consulting partner brings the level of experience, technical skills and dedication to our customer’s success in BI projects as Ironside. Because each engagement is different, we provide you with the right set of skills to fully staff all aspects of your BI project.

While we have the most technically skilled consultants available, we also know that technical skills alone won’t guarantee the success of your BI project. The success of your project is measured in the improved performance of the organization, and that requires a holistic approach to BI.

We also keep up on the latest trends in BI, separating the real advances from the market hype, to make sure that your BI project utilizes all the best practices in the industry, from storage technology to data visualization and delivery.

Technical Expertise

The technical expertise of our consulting staff is second to none, and 100% IBM/Cognos certified. We work constantly to keep current on the latest versions and newest technologies.

Our consultants are experts in all of the BI related technologies and are skilled in many different areas as well. The following highlight just some of our core competencies:

Cognos Development

  • Cognos Installation and Configuration/Administration
  • Report, Query and Dashboard Design and Development
  • Balanced Scorecarding
  • Relational, Multi-Dimensional and Unstructured Data

Data Management

  • Architecture
  • Database Design and Development
  • Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tools

BI Project

  • Data representation and delivery
  • Security
  • Project Management


  • Web Applications
  • Programming Languages (Java, Javascript, C++, VB, etc.)

Keywords: Bi Project, Data Storage,

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