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Messina BI Analytics Advisory
BI & Analytics

All That Glitters…is Data

Data is like gold. Data with context is like gold saturated with diamonds, wrapped in a platinum box. Yet organizations waste the potential from massive amounts of data produced by people, processes and technology every day, because they don’t have a mechanism to convert it to actionable information. This unstructured data is “data exhaust”. Picture

Data Strategy Analytics
BI & Analytics

Should Midmarket Companies Outsource their Analytics?

Data-driven decision making is no longer just for Big Businesses. Fortune 500 companies have invested millions in defining, organizing, integrating and disseminating their enterprise data to gain competitive advantage in their businesses.

Data Security
BI & Analytics

Securing Data in the Era of Self-Service BI

At Messina Group Consulting, our BI practice is continuously advising our clients to embrace self-service BI, releasing the shackles of IT controlled data and

Salesforce

Recharge Your Salesforce Career

As the Salesforce Practice Leader for Messina’s Consulting division, I’m fortunate to have the chance to meet Salesforce professionals of all stripes. With our

CRM Strategy

The Importance of Use Cases

Tech Republic describes a use case as “a formalized story that describes how someone procedurally interacts with an existing or proposed software and

IT Spend
IT Strategy

6 Steps to Managing IT Spend

Total IT spend is on the rise, and pressure is likely mounting to increase the IT investment at your Portfolio Companies. Many Private Equity firms are

CAPEX Capital Expenditures
Private Equity

3 Hidden Capital Expenditures in IT Spend

When acquiring a new Portfolio Company, there are two important things to look at when it comes to IT operating costs. First, you should look at

Hyper Growth Analytics
Private Equity

Achieving Hyper-Growth Series: Operations

Achieving Hyper-Growth: Operations (Part 4 of 4) Private Equity firms purchase Portfolio Companies with the intent to add value and maximize their growth potential, but it’s no surprise that achieving

Hyper Growth Strategic Plan
Private Equity

Achieving Hyper-Growth Series: Strategic Plan

Achieving Hyper-Growth: Strategic Plan (Part 3 of 4) Private Equity firms purchase Portfolio Companies with the intent to add value and maximize their growth potential, but it’s no surprise that achieving

Hyper Growth Innovation
Private Equity

Achieving Hyper-Growth Series: Innovation

Achieving Hyper-Growth: Innovation (Part 2 of 4) Private Equity firms purchase Portfolio Companies with the intent to add value and maximize their growth potential, but it’s no surprise that achieving