Dashboarding: Design Before Diving In

Date: 03/02/2017

By Ruban Lawrence

Back in my salad days, I used to be that guy. We all know that guy - he leans back in his chair confidently, cracks his knuckles, and then dives right into a project without any planning or preparation.

"Pffft. Planning is a waste of time. My time is best spent actually DOING work rather than PLANNING it," I thought.

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IBM Cognos Analytics R5 Dashboard Enhancements

Date: 02/02/2017

By Rory Cornelius

In Cognos Analytics 11.0.5 (R5), dashboard enhancements top the list of new and improved tools in the Cognos toolbox. Among the many new dashboarding features in R5, two of the biggest are: being able to access Framework Manager packages directly and, the one we've all be waiting for ... the new geospatial analytics with MapBox integration!

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Cognos Reporting: 3 in 1

Date: 20/01/2017

By Paul Mendelson

There are many times when an end user might want to see the same data in multiple formats. A case in point, a manager wanted a detailed weekly PDF with lots of graphs and tables and all sorts of bells and whistles. At the same time, the body of the email needed to be populated with a high level summary. He also wanted to see raw data in a spreadsheet. All of this in one email.

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Lockdown Cognos Security

Date: 13/01/2017

By Peter Fritzsche

Having seen all kinds of different Cognos installations of various sizes and complexity, I know that when it comes to security, there is always room for improvement.

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How Leading CFOs are Learning to Thrive amidst Digital Disruption

Date: 09/01/2017

By Marco Meisert

Digital disruption is transforming the corporate landscape, and innovative new business models are reshaping entire industries. To remain competitive, contemporary CFOs must assume new responsibilities, leverage new technologies, and implement new practices to identify and overcome these challenges.

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