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March 3, 2020

Why you should upgrade to IBM Cognos Analytics (11)

by Colin Quinn

With businesses generating more data than ever before, organizations need to invest in business intelligence (BI) capabilities to help generate greater insights from their data, drive better business decisions, and identify new opportunities.

IBM Cognos Analytics is a self-service analytics platform that integrates cognitive computing technology, with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)...

April 24, 2019

Top 3 Analytics Pain Points and the Answers

by Colin Quinn

Like kids complaining about how spring break is too short, data analysts always seem to be talking about pain points.

Unlike too short of a break from school, however, the kind of pain points analysts typically encounter can be a little more complicated.

In this post, we’ll be diving into the world of customer pain points – specifically, three pain points, what they are, and how you can position your...

August 29, 2018

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2018

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project-focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2018 in Dallas, TX. Join us November 5th – 8th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.



Register for Deltek Insight 2018 and save $100 off of your registration using promo code KINETEK. Available for the first 15 users only -...

August 6, 2018

Top 10 Reasons to upgrade to Cognos Analytics (Cognos 11)

by Colin Quinn

Thoughts?

IBM Cognos(11) Analytics was released at the end of 2015 and offered the same functionality available in Cognos 10, but with a new and improved user interface that is both modern in look and feel and easier to navigate. This new user interface has a greater focus on providing a better user experience while promoting self-service and still delivering the Business Intelligence capabilities we all...

May 14, 2018

The 5 BIG Benefits of IBM Cognos Analytics for Dashboards

by Colin Quinn

In today’s data-driven business environment you need the ability to recognize and seize opportunities in real-time. Your team's need to stay agile and focused - ready to rapidly engage and adjust your business strategies to reach your goals. To be successful, your teams need to be connected and have collaborative access to valuable corporate data, metrics, and information. The only way to get ALL the things...

February 20, 2018

IBM Cognos Analytics Builds Upon Core Strengths

by Colin Quinn

IBM Cognos Analytics provides unsurpassed security and governance at every level, including data and reports, the dashboards, as well as the information that is distributed on a daily or weekly basis. Even though IBM Cognos Analytics opens doors to a breadth of company data, tight controls are in place that can govern who has access to what. For any number of reasons, departments throughout the enterprise might...

January 10, 2018

5 Reasons Your CEO Prefers Data On A Dashboard

by Colin Quinn

The days of CEOs waiting for the delivery of a physical report are long gone. Today, many forward-thinking executives are making use of data visuals and dashboards to gain insight into their company, rather than relying on IT.

There are many benefits of CEO dashboards with a connected interface, including the ability to track performance and monitor data, profits, balances, revenues and forecasts all in...

November 15, 2017

How to Create a Basic Report in IBM Cognos Analytics

by Colin Quinn

Creating a report

When you create a report, you are actually creating a report specification. The report specification defines the queries and prompts that are used to retrieve data and the layouts and styles used to present the data. For simplicity, the report specification is named by the same name as the report.

This post will cover the basics of creating, validating, and running IBM Cognos Analytics...

October 17, 2017

The insider's guide to attending Deltek Insight

by Colin Quinn

To gain a competitive career edge, it’s important to make learning an ongoing part of your professional development. Conferences are short and practical opportunities to learn new information, gain knowledge, and make valuable contacts.

Yet, attending a conference can be an intimidating experience, particularly the first time. If you’re planning on taking a day or more out of the office to attend a Deltek...

July 27, 2017

Dashboards: Unifying Business

by Julia Nixon

To be successful, a business must be unified. Employers and employees must work toward a common goal, and they must believe that their individual work contributes positively to the business as a whole. Unfortunately, it can be challenging for employees to feel that their contributions matter. In large businesses, an employee may think he or she is simply a number—one among many—without the ability to make an...

June 12, 2017

8th Annual Deltek Government Contracting Industry Study (Clarity) Highlights

by Colin Quinn

What is the status of the GovCon Industry?


From 634 responses across more than 100 questions, the 8th Annual Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study continues to expand our understanding of long-term trends. This year we found:


Investments in business development paid off with a win rate rise of 2.6 points
Project managers struggled to accurately forecast project costs
Lack of internal KPI's...

October 13, 2016

Major TM1 Servers Outages to Begin in November 2016

by Colin Quinn

On November 24, 2016 your TM1 and Cognos Express servers will become inaccessible to your users!



Why is this happening?
The SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Certificate bundled with IBM TM1 and Cognos Express expire on November 24, 2016. This certificate is used to encrypt communication between clients and the TM1 server.

IBM’s Urgent Message to all on premise Cognos TM1 and Cognos Express Customers...

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