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August, 2020 - By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

With the expanded growth and broadening of Cognos Analytics has come the need for more flexibility and options in the area of deployments. This is...

June 2020, by Paul Hausser,  Envisn, Inc.

The first pandemic in our lifetime has resulted in more and more businesses and organizations requiring nearly everyone to work from home. For many this...

March 2020, By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Documentation for Cognos Analytics is one of those things that doesn’t come with it. You have to create it yourself or look for a third-party product...

By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

It’s likely that most Cognos environments seldom, if ever, get a self-audit of their security when in reality it’s a great opportunity to determine if key parts...

By Gary Larsen, Envisn, Inc.

The new data sources in Cognos Analytics have actually been around for a while. They are, however, new to a lot of Cognos developers since many of them may not have...

By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Change is constant in any Cognos environment and one of the more difficult challenges is managing routine day-to-day changes in a controlled manner. In most cases...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Nearly every Cognos environment that’s been operational for a period of time has a large number of scheduled reports. These reports are essential to managing day to...

By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

This blog is different from any other we have done. All of our previous blogs have been about Cognos Analytics on subjects that help Cognos administrators learn...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Of all the areas of Cognos administration the one that appears to cause the most anxiety is security. This likely is the result of the fact that there are so many...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Most institutional data used for reporting purposes comes from one or more data warehouses which are typically aggregations of internal transaction systems like SAP,...