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Rick Ryan

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By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.Cognos 10 was introduced at Insight 2010 at Las Vegas. At the time it was a big deal. Its goal was to bring together social collaboration and business analytics on...

What Cognos Users Really Want

by Rick Ryan on September 30, 2014

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Often frustrated by their inability to get the information they need, Cognos users are looking to administrators for help in finding the right report without having to...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Cognos audit data tables remain essentially unchanged since the release of Cognos 8.4 a few years ago so any extension of value from the audit data has to come from...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.The biggest challenge faced by Cognos administrators in any Cognos BI environment is having the tools and information needed to manage it. A key part of this needed...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.In recent blogs we focused on the Cognos audit tables and the audit extensions. We made the point in one of these articles that working with the Cognos audit data was...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Released with the introduction of Cognos 10.1, IBM Cognos 10 Audit Extension was designed to fill in the cracks of audit coverage beyond the standard audit table...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.The title of this article has to be taken in the context of how Cognos administrators would like to use Cognos audit data. Many would like to be able to use the...

Is Cognos PowerPlay Dead?

by Rick Ryan on January 30, 2014

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.Introduced in 1990, Cognos PowerPlay set a new standard in terms of both ease of use and power in decision support technology. It quickly became the leading product...

November 27, 2013, by Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc. In the three years since the introduction of Cognos 10 IBM Cognos has introduced a number of new things for the product including Dynamic Cubes,...

October 29, 2013, By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.Our NetVisn product was designed to go broad and deep in terms of providing Cognos administrators and developers with the ability to manage key tasks...