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March 31, 2021 - By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

One of the most frequently asked questions of Cognos administrators is, “What databases are we using, and where and how are we using them?” Virtually...

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 Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

One of the ongoing major tasks in any Cognos environment is the need to manage change. Changes to ERP systems, databases, data sources, etc. occur on a regular basis....

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

In Part I of this blog we covered the basics of data lineage; its definition and why it’s important. Here in Part II our will be focus on some of the things that are...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

If you’re a Cognos administrator there’s lots of key information you just need to have access to, especially in the area of security. Here we’re going to focus on...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

With Watson having become the point of the IBM marketing spear an obvious question being raised by many Cognos administrators is how one relates to the other. Our...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

This blog focuses on the biggest issues in the area of Cognos security as seen by Cognos administrators. It was collected informally from a series of questions...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

Large, well established Cognos environments are often complex in how they are structured and...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.One of the biggest challenges in managing a Cognos environment is how to identify and deal with failed reports. This blog is focused on the best way to address this...

By Gary Larsen, Envisn, Inc. One of the more misunderstood areas of Cognos Security is how object permissions are set and how they need to be managed within Cognos. In this blog article we’re...