Helping You Build The Intelligent Business

Intelligent Business Strategies is an independent IT analyst and consulting company specialising i n business intelligence, information management, big data and business integration to build the Intelligent Business.  

Founded in 1992, the company offers quality business and technical excellence. We work with both commercial users of technology and with technology vendors. 

Data Virtualisation Briefing: Mike Ferguson of Intelligent Business Strategies on Big Data

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Mike FergusonMike Ferguson is an independent industry analyst and expert in business intelligence, data management and smart business.

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"Implementing the Smart Business" - Mike Ferguson's presentation in Washington

What Our Customers Think
Space Space
"The content was extremely comprehensive and I was impressed with the efforts taken to keep it up to date"
British American Tobacco

"We first discovered Mike by attending his workshop on Portals and it was excellent. As a result of this workshop we employed Mike to evaluate the design of our data warehouse project which assisted us in making key decisions for moving forward on this project. Mike was instrumental in provoking the ideas and actions for setting up the Data Team at Thames Valley Police and his workshop on the Management of Corporate Data was invaluable in outlining the steps we needed to take to introduce this concept and make best use of resources."
Thames Valley Police

"Mike's work has been extremely useful in understanding our technological options as we proceed with Excalibur, the strategic initiative to improve our Risk Infrastructure. He got to grips quickly with the issues and really pushed the boat to deliver a high class report and presentation under very tight timescales."
Gerard Crispie
Head of Systems and Infrastructure

"DataFlux has been working with Mike and Intelligent Business Strategies for several years. Mike has been instrumental in helping us educate organizations on the topics of data quality, data integration and master data management. He has a keen insight into all of these areas as a result of his varied experience with global clients. It is always a pleasure to work with Mike as his feedback is invaluable and he is always extremely prepared and engaged".
Katie Fabiszak
Vice President of Marketing

"Intelligent Business Strategies undertook a Business Intelligence (BI) readiness assessment for the Council, identified potential BI business cases and provided expert advice on the Council's Enterprise Architecture options. The companys knowledge, experience and independence were important factors in the Council's decision to engage the company and the recommendations made as a result of the work are key considerations for the Council moving forward on its strategic BI agenda."

"Mike is a talented person with great insight, excellent work ethics, and he is easy to work with. Don't let his friendly easy going manners fool you. There is a massively parallel computer in his head cataloging a bazillion facts and implications in the IT industry, and he gets it right a lot more often than his peers. Highly recommended. Hire him for anything he agrees to do and it will be done right. He is also the first to say "I do not have that skill" so he won't overcommit himself."
Dan Graham
ADW Marketing Programme Manager

Some of our other customers include:
Barclays ISAs and Personal Banking


Our Services

We specialise in intelligent business technologies including big data, business intelligence, performance management, complex event processing, master data management and enterprise business integration.
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Business Optimisation Jumpstart Programme

Need to monitor your live operations and respond in a timely manner? Need to help people be more effective in every-day operational decision making? Then you need the Business Optimisation Jumpstart Program from Intelligent Business Strategies. With this program we help you maximise return on investment from your business intelligence by integrating it into your business processes. The result is right-time intelligence in the context of every process activity at all levels of the enterprise. In addition you can monitor events in order to keep your business running optimally.

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Enterprise Data Governance Jumpstart Programme

Data Governance Series

Struggling with Data Governance?

Why not speed up your time to implement data governance by using the Enterprise Data Governance Jumpstart Programme from Intelligent Business Strategies.

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Big Data & Analytics - From Strategy to Implementation

When:  25-26 September, 2014
Where:  London
Presenter: Mike Ferguson

When:  29-30 September, 2014
Where:  Amsterdam
Presenter: Mike Ferguson


Read Mike's latest white papers on:

 The Hadoop Data Refinery and Enterprise Data Hub

  Architecting A Big Data Platform for Analytics'

Real-Time Analytics: Making better, faster business decisions


When:  27 November 2014
Where:  London

Christoforos Anagnostopoulos, Imperial College and Mentat Innovations

Mike Ferguson, Programme Chairman and Intelligent Business Strategies

Radek Maciaszek, Datamine Labs

Speakers at this conference focus on the rationale and the use cases for real-time analytics; its application in multiple sectors; and the challenges, the do's and the don'ts of implementing these powerful new technologies and tools.

Big Data & Analytics International Conference 2014

Technology Transfer

When:  4-5 December, 2014
Where:  Rome, Italy
Speakers:  Vladimir Bacvanski, Mike Ferguson, Rick van der Lans, Bernard Marr

This Conference is aimed at how to use Big Data for competitive advantage. It looks at popular Big Data use cases, Hadoop deep dive, Streaming Analytics. 




   Press Releases

Three exciting white papers:

A Guide to the Value of Reliable Data in Retail Banking

A Guide to the Value of Reliable Data in Insurance

A Guide to the Value of Reliable Data in Manufacturing