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IBM formally introduced a brand new Business Intelligence product specifically designed to meet the unique challenges facing small and mid-sized businesses. Nimble and entrepreneurial businesses such as these need simple, cost effective and easy-to-use, yet robust BI tools to align with their organizations strategic goals. Cognos Express offers a complete package of the most common and effective enterprise BI tools, specially designed to meet these needs. Read more

One of the issues with using text box prompts is the possibility of receiving incorrect, misspelled, or non-existent entries. This allows the report to run and return unexpected data. Recognizing this, a user would have to return to the prompt page to re-enter values into the text box prompt. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to automatically validate entries against some specified rules while remaining on the prompt page? Read more

The Ironside Group, Inc., a premier provider of data warehousing and business intelligence solutions, today announced its acceptance into the IBM® Software ValueNet program. IBM’s Software ValueNet program validates and enables Ironside’s commitment to its customers in supporting their IBM Cognos initiatives. Ironside Group has also been certified as a Value-Added Reseller of ValueNet portfolio products, providing clients with a complete, end-to-end solution. Read more