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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 it and plotting your course way ahead of time to ensure everything runs smoothly. Read more

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 article will discuss how to implement this structure. Read more

clock graphicSecurity 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 or deny access to a report to only let it execute within specific hours of the day. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.

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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. Read more

IBM Cognos 10: Intelligence UnleasheIBM 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. Read more