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John Boyer

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IBM is Deprecating Query & Analysis Studio- Got a Migration Plan?

Posted by John Boyer on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

You’ve heard of self-deprecating humor, where the comedian roasts himself -- like when Groucho Marx famously said, “I'd never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.” That’s not what we’re talking about here. “Deprecate” may not be a word you use every day, but software companies do.

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Tags: cognos query studio, cognos workspace advanced, cognos analysis studio, IBM Cognos

Cognos and the Cost of NOT Testing Your BI

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

Updated August 28, 2019

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

10 Types of Organizations that Improve Analytics through BI Testing

Posted by John Boyer on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

There is not one industry where testing of BI reports is more important than in others.  ALL industries can benefit from BI testing, however there are certain types of organizations that recognize the value of testing more so than others.

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Tags: Automated Cognos Testing