Entries by Scott Misage

First Look: Top New Features of Cognos Analytics v11.1

Last week at Analytics University, IBM formally announced the release of the next major version of Cognos Analytics, v11.1. IBM has hinted at the inclusion of “smarts” for “augmented analytics” and improvements in the usability of this new version over the past year. Our expectation was that these improvements would continue to “modernize” Cognos and […]

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3 Ways to Modernize Your Cognos Environment

The last several years have represented an interesting journey for organizations and teams leveraging Cognos for analytics. During that time, visual data discovery tools have made a significant impact. However, as of late, we have seen the pendulum swing back to concepts introduced by enterprise BI tools long ago.¹ What’s old is new again. When […]

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5 Ways to Drive Analytics Adoption: Engage Your Organization

Let’s go back a few years. You and your company invested significant amounts of time, effort, and capital to implement a business intelligence environment meant to serve the analytic needs of your organization and help drive insights. You and your team spent extra effort in developing the metadata and reporting that the business said they […]

Cognos Analytics: Top 4 Release Features from Insight 2015

This year’s IBM Insight conference has been chock full of many exciting announcements so far, including news about the next version of Cognos BI – Cognos Analytics. Scheduled for general release by the end of 2015, Cognos Analytics promises an improved total experience for the entire analytics community from the business user to the IT developer, delivering enhanced […]

TM1 Stargate Views Explained

There are various approaches available to enhance the performance of your TM1 application. One such approach is to leverage Stargate Views. Stargate Views are different from traditional view objects and represent cached subsections of cubes that get created through user experience. As users browse cubes via the Cube Viewer or consume cube data via Cognos […]