How Much Does BI Cost an Enterprise?

IT is no longer in control!  Software is, but IT is not.  Maybe that’s not a bad thing.  But, do we truly understand what this freedom of choice is costing our enterprises?  What does BI cost an enterprise? IT was the Gatekeeper Enterprises for decades have relied on their Information Technology (IT) departments to screen,…

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IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 Raised the Bar

IBM just released Cognos Analytics 11.1, which in my opinion raises the bar on self-service, discovery and easy to use analytics.  They innovated with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep exploration in an intuitive, guided interface. As part of the early adopter program, I explored and will share some of…

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Report Caption Attribute from PA Member in CA

Planning Analytics and Cognos Analytics Integration Tip: Change PA member caption for CA reporting The combination of Planning Analytics and Cognos Analytics is more powerful than ever before.   Planning Analytics hierarchy structure is useful in traversing data within a Cognos Analytics interactive report.  As a result, users can drill into actionable details behind summary analytics. …

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Cognos Analytics: Report Performance Details

Performance Details in Report In today's analytics environment, timeliness of data is important.  Along with timeliness, reports and analyses need to be swift.  With Cognos Analytics 11 R7 and higher, there is a feature within Report called Performance Details which helps authors determine if queries or visualizations need to be tuned to boost overall run…

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Creating a Decision Tree Analysis using SPSS Modeler

SPSS Modeler is statistical analysis software used for data analysis, data mining and forecasting. Statistical analysis allows us to use a sample of data to make predictions about a larger population. Creating predictive models utilizing the information currently at your fingertips to predict what decisions will impact your future success. Predictive analytics is hugely important…

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