Case study


Ground Control

Ground Control are a leading Internet of Things (“IoT”) and Machine-to-Machine (“M2M”) managed service platform provider. The Group provides SCADA, telemetry, monitoring and tracking platforms for IOT and M2M assets, generally in remote or challenging environments, and operates globally.​

We worked with Ground Control using our Discovery + Design approach to create a data-driven strategy.

The vision

To understand the art of the possible, as well as options, pros/cons, costs, timelines and recommendations for how Ground Control can become a future-proofed, scalable, data-driven organisation.

The problem

Ground Control’s data is complex with 11+ data sources, over 3 brands, and 21+ business reports – plus Ground Control is growing fast so the data challenge is getting bigger and bigger.

The objectives

To understand Ground Control’s business requirements, data sources and current data outputs…to design the right technology, reporting and resource solutions in a way that is robust, secure and scalable.

Data sources

We reviewed a number of different data sources for this project which included:
  • Enterprise data – Finance, sales, marketing, HR and more
  • Operational data – Service monitoring, stock control, purchasing patterns, customer care and more
We delivered the Discovery + Design Report in August 2021.


We used our DATA³ Discovery Process to capture all business requirements and reviewed all relevant data, report samples and business information covering 5 business functions, 11+ data sources and 21+ business reports.


We used our DATA³ Design Process to create a Data Strategy covering the art of the possible for technology, analytics and reporting, tool selection recommendations, a fully-costed implementation plan as well as a plan to drive culture change.


Ground Control are using the Discovery + Design Report to inform their technology strategy…and we’re helping them to build their data warehouse and reporting technology stack.

“DATA³ have handheld us through the selection and implementation of the right database and visualisation tools for our business and helped us maximise the effectiveness of this data in driving value in the business. Throughout this project they have been responsive and pragmatic.”