Why indeed

Simply put – quality, honesty and professionalism.

Mike Ferguson, CEO 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 40 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 Intelligent 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 deliver – maybe not the answers you expected but definitely the right answers for your business.

What our customers think

British_American_Tobacco_logo“The content was extremely comprehensive and I was impressed with the efforts taken to keep it up to date”
British American Tobacco


thames-valley-police-logo-1“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

Bank of Scotland“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

DataFluxLogoPNG-web“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

LeedsCityCouncilLogo“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.”

teradata“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:

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