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World of Watson Comes to You – Part I

Explore the new features and capabilities of the latest version release of Cognos: IBM Cognos Analytics. What’s the difference between data modules and data sets? What enhnacements is IBM making to data visualization and customization?  What does the future hold for Cognos Analytics? Watch our webinars to find out. Topics […]

Run Cognos on Windows or Linux

Cognos: Windows or Linux?

Should we run Cognos on Windows or Linux (or other Unix-based OS)? It’s a common question I run into when beginning a brand new implementation (or an architectural overall) of Cognos BI. In the past, my response has been something along the lines of “I’m a bit more experienced and […]

Speed vs. Soul

Do you enjoy wasting time?  Neither do I.  Tasks pile up every day and hitting project deadlines is not just important, it’s critical.  But I bet you don’t like poor quality either; not in the products you buy, the food you eat, or in the quality of your work.  And […]

3 Do’s and Don’ts of User Adoption

User Adoption – if you build, it will they really come? When I was a young consultant, I was put on a project where the client had purchased and installed Cognos Series 7 a few years prior, but had not gotten the results they had hoped for. My first day, […]

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Enable Legacy Features in Cognos Analytics

In the new release of Cognos Analytics (C11), there are many features from Cognos Business Intelligence (C10) that have intentionally been left out in an attempt to guide customers towards IBM’s goal of smarter self-service.  And the ability to enable legacy features in Cognos Analytics is critically important to customers […]