Entries by Susan Ma

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Power BI/SSAS Tabular Modeling Essentials

Gathering data is an essential step before performing analysis in Power BI Desktop. The tool allows users to connect with many different data sources, such as traditional or cloud databases, text files, big data, and live streams. Among these sources are SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular models, which are widely leveraged for enterprise solutions. […]

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Business Analytics Anywhere: IBM Cognos Mobile

Nowadays, anyone from age two to ninety interacts with the internet in some form. Mobile devices have become an increasingly popular means of access. Technology innovations in the form of smartphones and tablets have dramatically changed the way we conduct our daily lives, both in business and personal settings. Because of this societal shift, tools […]

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Ironside Tech Tip: Integrate Salesforce.com with IBM Cognos

Salesforce.com, most commonly implemented for its customer relationship management (CRM) platform, is a well-known industry leader in client relationship management as well as social performance management, sales performance management, and other areas. The IBM Cognos enterprise combined with Salesforce data can help your organization build a single view of your business and create reports, dashboards, […]

Embed Google Maps in IBM Cognos Reports

IBM Cognos has a built-in map functionality that provides great visualization. With multiple layers on each map you can display data at different levels and even create drill throughs to other reports. It is a nice feature to visually present your data. However, everything has its limitations. There are some rich map features that IBM […]

IBM Cognos and JavaScript – Part II

In the previous JavaScript article, we spent some time learning about JavaScript and web page basics. We completed a couple of simple examples on how to insert JavaScript into an IBM Cognos report in Report Studio. Today let’s continue our journey. Note: All information and examples are specifically designed for IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio […]

IBM Cognos 10 Upgrade Planning

Since IBM Cognos 10 was released last winter, upgrading has become a very hot topic among the Cognos user community. Why upgrade? There are many reasons: new features and functionalities, easier to use, better performance and more. Cognos 10 will not only serve your business better but also deliver a revolutionary new experience as well […]