Wednesday, September 21, 2011

IBM Cognos & FPM Webinars (web seminars)

New to BI? Confused with so many implementation questions with BI? Want to know more about BI?

Here's your chance. IBM has prepared various webinars targeted to BI users across the globe to help them in evaluating power of BI and different implementation scenarios and what all you could benefit from BI.

From case studies to Cognos's new features, from report authors's perspective to CXO's dashboards. 

Here's the link to list of webinars (web seminars) on IBM Cognos BI & FPM to help you out with.
Get all the magic here

Note: It's targeted for IBM customers and business partners, so it would require you to fill up a form first.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quick tips to improve bursting in IBM Cognos BI

Ever faced performance related issues with report bursting in IBM Cognos? Can't get enough work done in time from report bursting?

Here's a quick guide written to help you out. It contains tips and tricks at various points to improve performance in bursting. Go through it.

Here's the link 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IBM Cognos Mobile app for iPad available in iTunes

With the launch of IBM Cognos BI 10.1.1, there's now an iPad app available in iTunes.

The new app enables customers to take advantage of the capabilities of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence for the Mobile Workforce and Cognos Active Report.

From IBM US announcement letter of IBM Cognos BI 10.1.1

"Mobile application for the Apple iPad
          Interactive native iPad application that enables mobile consumption of active report and HTML Studio reports. Users can leverage and interact with existing business intelligence (BI) content while connected or disconnected."

Get the app here

Cognos 8.4.1 on z/OS available now!!!

Leverage the power of running IBM Cognos on highly reliable, secure, powerful IBM z/OS.
Cognos 8.4.1 is now available on z/OS.
Catch all the exciting statements and features list here

IBM Cognos 10.1.1 available now!

I love updates, don't you? They bring so many awesome new features and bug fixes that we all have been waiting for.

So with IBM Cognos 10.1.1, it bring tons of new features for business intelligence users!

IBM® Cognos® Business Intelligence V10.1.1 enables business users to access and analyze the information they need to improve decision making, gain better insight, and manage performance. IBM Cognos Business Intelligence solutions include software for query, reporting, analysis, and dashboards, as well as software to gather and organize the information from multiple sources.

Catch all the excitement here

For what's new, check here

Friday, September 2, 2011

Proven Practice on Report Bursting

We recently had to get down and dirty with report bursting and found the following article to be very useful: Notes on Report Bursting in 8.3. Don't fear, the article holds true for recent versions too. Especially, the section on the various ways of using queries in the report was very enlightening.