Cognos 10

5 Jan 2017

3 Reasons to Start Your Upgrade from Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics Right Now

By | January 5th, 2017|Categories: Advisory, Business Intelligence, IBM, IT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As we’ve mentioned before, as of April 2018 there will be limited extended support for Cognos 10.x. Sure, that sounds like a long time from now, but if there’s anything I’ve learned from my time in enterprise IT, it’s that making a change is like turning a battleship. You need to start actively planning for [...]

5 May 2014

Heat Map Formatting using HTML

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Business Intelligence, Proven Practices, Strategy & Innovation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Even if you don't have access to the RAVE visualizations available in Cognos 10.2.1, there are still some options to produce non-standard charts and simulate things such as heat maps using older Cognos versions. With some creative HTML use, you can set up a heat map that responds to various conditions in your reports. This [...]

3 Dec 2013

Ironside Tech Tip: Allow or Deny Access to a Report Based on the Time of Day

By | December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Business Intelligence, Reporting, Tech Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Security in Cognos is extremely robust, permitting or denying very precise access to data elements in a package, data source, or even to row level access in a database. Read & Execute permissions are usually applied to a report allowing certain Groups or Roles the ability to run a report. However, you can also allow [...]

4 Jun 2013

IBM Cognos 10.2 Dynamic Cubes Overview

By | June 4th, 2013|Categories: Newsletter, Proven Practices, Reporting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Previously in our “What’s New in IBM Cognos 10.2” article, we touched upon the new IBM Cognos OLAP capability known as Dynamic Cubes. In this article, we will discuss what it is, when it is useful, and how to put it into practice. […]

7 Aug 2012

IBM Netezza: The Importance of Data Distribution for Optimal Performance

By | August 7th, 2012|Categories: Newsletter, Performance, Proven Practices|Tags: , , , , , , |

What is Netezza? Netezza is a dedicated data warehouse appliance that uses a proprietary architecture called Asymmetric Massively Parallel Processing (AMPP) that combines open blade-based servers and disk storage with a proprietary data filtering process using field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Netezza integrates a database, server, and storage, which are all interconnected by a powerful network fabric into a single, easy to manage system that requires minimal set-up and ongoing administration, leading to shorter deployment cycles and faster time to value for business analytics. […]

16 Feb 2011

IBM Cognos 10 Highlights: 10 Reasons to Migrate

By | February 16th, 2011|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , |

Released in October of 2010, IBM Cognos 10 is a vastly improved release and sets the bar high for integrated business intelligence platforms and performance management. Here are ten reasons to consider upgrading to (or making an initial investment in) IBM Cognos 10. […]

8 Nov 2010

IBM Cognos 10: Initial Thoughts and Reactions

By | November 8th, 2010|Categories: Newsletter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cognos 10 was released on October 25th, with much fanfare (and fireworks – quite literally) at IBM’s Information on Demand conference in Las Vegas. I’ve been exploring the interface and feature set within my own test environment the past few days and here are a few early conclusions, including what I would consider to be the top three high-impact features of this release. […]

28 Oct 2010

IBM Cognos 10 North America Road Show and Boston Launch Event

By | October 28th, 2010|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

IBM Cognos 10 launched this week at IBM Information on Demand in Las Vegas, but the show is just getting started. IBM is taking Cognos 10 on the road to 48 local launch events that will give you the opportunity for an up close and in depth look at the latest evolution in enterprise business intelligence. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to explore the new Business Insight BI Workspace, or learn about exciting new features like Active Reports, Statistical Reports, Human Tasks, External Data Integration, the Dynamic Query Analyzer, and many more. […]

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