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Tips for Career Success – Tip 18: Dress to Impress

Tip 18: Dress to Impress This is the third installment in a series I’m writing about career success. Each month I am counting down my 20 tips for career success.  This article explores the importance of professional appearance and how it relates to career success.  In this article, we will […]

Cognos Security Smarts

Introduction Cognos comes with a lot of built-in groups and roles that are difficult to manage from a security standpoint and do not always cater to the needs of every organization.  PMsquare recommends an intersection approach of capabilities and functional group security to create a flexible and maintainable model for […]

FlexPoints

IBM Analytics Licensing Update: FlexPoints – PMsquare Brief

In April IBM introduced a new program that streamlines licensing for IBM Analytics customers.  The FlexPoints program simplifies current perpetual based IBM licensing along three core platforms: Data Science and Business Analytics; Hybrid Data Management; and Unified Governance and Integration.    Within each platform customers can mix and match products […]

Set goals

Tips for Career Success – Tip 19: Set Goals and Self-Review

This is the second installment in a series I’m writing about career success.  Each month I am counting down my 20 tips for career success. This post covers Tip 19: Set Goals and Self-Review.  Please check back each month for additional tips and remember to leave your thoughts on each […]

Design Templates and Themes in Cognos

Design Templates and Themes in Cognos Analytics

Do you find yourself adding the same image or making the same formatting changes to all of your Cognos reports? Do the standard Cognos colors for lists and crosstabs not do it for you? Out of the box, you can use a set of standard templates and themes in Cognos […]

Improve data-level secuirty in cognos

Improve Data-level Security in Cognos Framework Manager Part II

In a previous article, we explained the process and general approach of implementing data-level security in your IBM Cognos BI environment which is absolutely important. However, the great drawback of this approach is the ongoing maintenance!  In this article, I will examine how to streamline and improve data-level security in […]