October 2018, by Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.
Administering Cognos Analytics is mostly about managing change. Changes to reports, packages, models, security, triggers, schedules, etc. are ongoing. Doing this successfully requires being able to accurately understand how planned changes will impact the objects in your Content Store. Knowing the precise impact of planned changes is critical because if you don’t get this right the change process can be painful. Because objects requiring change are not identified or objects are incorrectly identified as needing change. Fixing them is difficult because you may not even know what’s been changed.