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IBM Insight Takeaways and the Wide World of Cognos Under One Massive Roof

Posted by Ed Kaplonski on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

October of 2014 marked IBM’s annual conference for Cognos and a variety of other products, which was formerly known as IBM Information on Demand and now known as IBM Insight.  The conference was filled with sessions, hands on labs, guest speakers, booth visits, and much more. Just because you couldn’t attend Insight 2014 in Las Vegas doesn’t mean you should miss out on the key features of the conference. Here are some of the highlights:

Cognos 10.2.2

The new 10.2.2 release of Cognos Business Intelligence was the topic of many sessions and presentations, not to mention conversations held by Cognos users.  Some of the Cognos 10.2.2 changes discussed relate to reporting and administration features, while others relate to things like hardware and software architecture.  See Jeff’s post for more about what’s new in Cognos 10.2.2.  The beauty of being at the conference is that these changes were discussed in detail, and customers large and small have the opportunity to start planning implementation of new ideas or time to plan for changes to internal Cognos architecture.

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Tags: IBM Cognos, IBM Events & Conferences

The New Features of Cognos 10.2.2 That You'll Care About

Posted by Jeff Dean on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 @ 08:38 AM

One of the many strengths of the IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.2.2 release is that it leverages the successful new capabilities introduced in Cognos 10.2.1 

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Tags: Cognos New Release, IBM Cognos, Business analytics

Cognos and the Cost of NOT Testing Your BI

Posted by John Boyer on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:08 AM

Testing has been widely adopted as part of software development ever since software has been developed. Business Intelligence (BI) however, has been slower to adopt testing as an integrated part of development in BI software such as IBM Cognos. Let's explore why BI has been slower to adopt testing practices and the consequences of NOT testing.

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Tags: motioci, Automated Cognos Testing