Envisn's IBM Cognos Blog

By Elwood Philbrick, Envisn, Inc.

Previous blogs in this Cognos Metadata series focused capturing the metadata, the need to persist it and how to use it. Here we’ll be focusing on metadata drivers...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

One of the goals we set at the beginning of this blog series on Cognos metadata was to access all of it and to be able to use all of it to answer virtually any question...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first couple of blogs in this subject series we covered the major elements of the Cognos metadata universe and how to harness them for use. And one of our goals...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc.

In the first blog in this series published last month we presented the four key data groups in the Cognos Metadata Universe and described them in some detail. These are...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

In reality the value is only hidden from those who cannot easily see it. It’s more waiting to be discovered than hidden.

This is something we began to explore with...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

Perhaps the greatest undervalued asset within Cognos Analytics is the audit data that gets generated for virtually everything that happens inside the application. In...

By Paul Hausser, Envisn, Inc.

The term Big Data is used everywhere today but does it really apply to your Cognos Content Store? It depends on what you mean by Big Data. The consensus definition of...

By Rick Ryan, Envisn, Inc. The Cognos Content Store holds some incredibly powerful information within it that can make life much easier for those charged with administering and supporting the...

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...

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...