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April 24, 2017

5 things to consider when choosing a business intelligence tool for your business

by Colin Quinn

Selecting the right BI technology has never been more important.


As Gartner indicated, there is shift away from IT-led Business Intelligence to Self-Service Analytics. That trend continues into 2017. Today’s tech-savvy workers are more comfortable then ever using cloud-based and mobile solutions. We live in an instant-gratification society, which means access needs to be available anytime, anywhere. Your...

December 22, 2016

Dashboards: Why Every Business Should Have At Least One

by Colin Quinn

Financial dashboards allow your team to connect to the bigger picture and creates a culture of transparency and accountability.



Although you may not realize it, you use dashboards every single day. The simplest and most common is your phone. When you wake, it tells you what time it is, consequently it also lets you know how long you have to get out of the house. If you drive to work, another great example...

April 18, 2016

Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it..

by Colin Quinn

Collect it, store it, crunch it, display it…
Big Data and Business Intelligence Dashboards have recently seemed more like a game of candy crush rather than a display that businesses use everyday. This past year, big data finally hit its stride, creating a rift between companies who store it on the shelf and those who use it to innovate their business.

"Shelving" that data for “someday” use or...

October 21, 2015

How IBM Cognos Training Pays for Itself

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek is the leading training provider of IBM Cognos. We offer the full range of training solutions for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence at our Training Facility in Reston.

At Kinetek, we understand the critical role education plays in maximizing the value of our clients IBM Cognos software investment. Therefore, we offer comprehensive role-based training courses that enable trainees to quickly master the...

September 9, 2015

New Training Dates for October 2015

by Colin Quinn

Did you miss out on signing up for training in September? No worries, we have posted new dates for the same great courses in October!

Don't miss out again and reserve your seat for our three back-to-back sessions today!



IBM Cognos Query Studio Training - October 19
IBM Report Studio Training - October 20-21
IBM Report Studio Advanced Training - October 22-23

Above is an upcoming schedule of...

April 22, 2015

Unlock Insight with Real-Time Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Real-time data collection
Real-time business intelligence starts with up-to-the-minute collection of data inputs to kick off the business intelligence process. Of course, not all inputs need to be collected in real-time - for instance, information like product numbers, customer number, or customer location remains perfectly fine. However certain data points need to be updated much more often, in order to have...

July 9, 2014

Decrease Manufacturing Costs with Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek Manufacturing Performance Analytics (KMPA) extends Kineteks' enterprise management platform to provide actionable, role-based insight to help manufacturing and other organization members see cost-saving opportunities early and often.
A key component to controlling costs in production is evaluating costs before ever reaching production. And yet, lacking the insight needed throughout an organization...

June 11, 2014

The Need for Dashboards in Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Performance and control are two of the most crucial aspects of company management. Today's business world forces managers to pay attention to every detail. Problems begin with collecting and analyzing data, the raw data can often be difficult for any management professional to understand.. - especially if everything else is on that one persons shoulders.

What to do then? Is it even possible to manage the...

March 24, 2014

Get a Bigger Bang out of Your Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Position your organization for the future. Win big and remain competitive with new and enhanced Business Analytics solutions. Our solutions powered by IBM are easier, faster and smarter and provides you with what you need to outperform the competition.

IBM analytics innovations, combined with Kinetek's experience and expertise, are designed to:


Provide capabilities that are more accessible, more easily...

March 5, 2014

Benefits of Mobile Business Intelligence (BI)

by Colin Quinn

Mobile Business Intelligence is a growing trend, expected to continually increase into 2014. The number of personnel with access to Mobile BI has steadily increased and has changed the way we use information, and make decisions. BI and analytics have become less of an IT based report and more of an information decision tool for end users.

So, we know that interest and adoption of Mobile BI is growing...

February 17, 2014

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth (BI)

by Colin Quinn

If your business is concerned about having the required skills and resources for installing and managing your business analytics infrastructure, consider a cloud solution from IBM. Not only can you have your business analytics deployments up and running in minutes, but you can also reduce the costs and risks of development and deployment. And because you have several hosting options to choose from, you can get what...

January 28, 2014

What's New in IBM Cognos 10.2

by Colin Quinn

Integrated Scorecards 
Mobile TM1 
Dashboard Capabilities 

Integrated Scorecards 

In the latest version of TM1 10.2 a new cube type been introduced into the mix… Scorecarding Cubes. This new features allows end users to display business’ strategies and relationship of key performance indicators (KPIs).

The scorecard enables broader range of users in the business to gain better insight of...

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