June 16, 2014
29-30 June, 2017 - Rome
February 6, 2017
Smart Infrastructure and Smart Applications for the Smart Business – Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring
Technology BriefMany companies now have a very complex landscape of IT hardware and software infrastructure spread across multiple geographies, applications and data. In addition their application portfolio is now increasingly likely to be running across both on-premises and cloud platforms. This can include multiple instances of the same application in some cases with each instance of an application subject to customisation. This makes, maintenance and consolidation of applications very challenging especially if there is pressure to reduce operational cost. It also means that resources needed to diagnose and isolate performance problems can be significant. Furthermore, IT is also obligated do everything possible to improve user experience especially now that many applications can be accessed from mobile devices.
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When faced with the task of writing this piece I balked. Being British I shy away from blowing my own trumpet but quickly realised that I would actually be blowing the company’s trumpet and Mike Ferguson’s in particular. The task seemed eternally easier.
Mike, Managing Director of the company, and it’s core, is honest, determined, knowledgeable, dependable, caring and prizes quality and the satisfaction of his clients at the top of his list. His company therefore offers a level of expertise and professionalism that can be relied upon.
Intelligent Business Strategies has been operating for over 22 years and built up a loyal fan base of clients, both in the vendor and end user communities. We provide research, education and consultancy services in BI/Analytics, Big Data, Data Management and Smart Business to maximise value for your business. A small example of this can be seen in the testimonies below.
And to answer the question ‘Why Us’, simply put we will deliver – maybe not the answers you expected but definitely the right answers for your business.
What our customers think
“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.”
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”.
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 company’s 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.”
ADW Marketing Programme Manager