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March 19, 2020

Risks of Running End-of-Life (EOL) Software

by Colin Quinn

At the end of a busy day, the last thing a CIO or Controller wants to read is an end-of-life (EOL) notice from one of their software providers. Work is tough enough – with constant security threats, budget cuts, time and expense requests, planning and forecasting reports and performance deliverables to be met – without needing to go through another risk assessment for outdated software.

So, the inevitable...

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)...

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 -...

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...

August 22, 2017

Top 3 Reasons Why You Can't Afford to Miss Deltek Insight 2017

by Colin Quinn

Deltek Insight is the largest global conference for project focused professionals. Kinetek is a proud Platinum sponsor of Deltek Insight 2017 in Nashville TN. Join us October 23rd - 26th for three days of peer networking, incredible sessions, and exciting entertainment.

Check out our top three reasons why can't afford to miss this year's conference:

1. Networking with Industry Experts
Don't miss out on...

May 17, 2017

Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 2 Insight

by Colin Quinn

In our first installment of our three-part series on "Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint" we discussed GCS support and what it means for your business.

Previous Post: Why now is the best time to migrate to Deltek Costpoint – Part 1 Support



Now we will discuss another area of concern we've heard from our growing customers - insight. No, not the annual Deltek conference, but the...

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...

March 17, 2016

3 Reasons Why You Should Attend IBM Vision

by Colin Quinn

Apart from enhancing your own skills and knowledge, attending Vision will immensely benefit your organization:



Build new business relationships

Vision 2016 delivers three days packed with opportunities to strengthen your network, exchange ideas with new contacts. Learn about the challenges your peers are facing and what they are doing about it. Create meaningful, long-term business relationships through fun...

May 13, 2015

Three Important Performance Management Features You've Forgotten

by Colin Quinn

Today's organizations are changing up their performance management processes and systems. Many are changing due to the increasing difficulty of executing performance management effectively. More notably, effective talent management is becoming exceedingly important, and effective performance management can play a vital role in its success or failure.

Here are our top three important performance management...

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