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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Cognos Analytics: Latitude and Longitude in Maps

Before the release of IBM Cognos Analytics 11 R8 on November 3rd 2018, the analytics community has been limited to the map-able data of highlighting named regions (populate polygons) or named points.  We now have more out-of-the-box Mapbox abilities.  Specifically, users can create maps with latitude and longitude data points.  This maps feature was added…

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