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Learn How to Use IBM Cognos 10.2.1.1 on Your Mobile Device: Nov. 13

Please join us on Thursday, November 13 to try IBM Cognos Mobile for yourself and see how to give remote users the information they need while on the road. In the office or on the go, IBM Cognos Mobile extends interactive Cognos Business Intelligence to a broad range of mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone, iPad and Android tablets.  Users […]
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Should You Buy Technology Directly From a Vendor? The Value of Channel Relationships

About two years ago, one of our long time customers approached us and mentioned that they were developing a procurement strategy that mandated all technology purchases are to be executed directly through the manufacturer.   They felt that when they purchase software or hardware, it would simplify their internal process by dealing directly with the […]
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Would You Put Your Data Warehouse/Analytics Platform In The Cloud?..IBM Watson Analytics

Recently, IBM announced that it was launching Watson Analytics.  This solution is supposed to make analytics available for every department-especially non-IT groups.  Watson analytics is touted as a cloud based analytics platform that allows you to store, manipulate, analyze data, historically and predictively, to see what’s occurring and what may occur.  The beauty of this […]
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New England Cognos Users Group Meeting – Sept. 25

Please join us in attending the next New England Cognos Users Group meeting at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, RI on Thursday, September 25 from 9:00A – 2:30P. User group meetings are non-sales events that provide a forum to share and collaborate on experiences, best practices, successes and challenges related to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence tools and other […]
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Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to Improve Outcomes in Higher Education

Join IBM and NES for an executive briefing that will explore how Big Data & Analytics technologies are being used to improve student performance and drive greater operational efficiency. For most colleges and universities, technology has been viewed as a means to support administrative functions. Today, however, there is growing interest to access, aggregate and analyze not […]
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High-Performance Analytics on Terabytes of Data with IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes

Please join us on Thursday, September 18 for a free, interactive workshop to learn about the features and benefits of IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes.  IBM Cognos 10.2 introduced Dynamic Cubes which enhance a user’s ability to perform complex analytics and reporting on large data sets – up to terabytes – of warehouse data. Some of the […]
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An Easy, Powerful and Inexpensive Place to Start with Analytics

  There are so many solutions in the market today claiming they can help you make more informed decisions with your organization’s data.  However, the ultimate benefit of these analytic technologies is not typically realized without fairly complex professional services and the assumption that there is also a general data and analytics foundation established at […]
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A CMO Storyline-Hadoop and Cognos Sentiment Analytics

                      The sentiment analytics dashbord was built by NES.  It was designed to illustrate how a “big data” solution, e.g., Hadoop or the IBM Puredata Data Warehouse Appliance Family of Products, can be integrated with a Business Intelligence/Visualization solution, e.g., IBM Cognos, to derive business […]
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“Big Data”….More Like “Relative Data”!

I was in a meeting with a customer the other day.  We were discussing the features and functionality of various “Big Data” technologies, specifically Hadoop.  The customer acknowledged that he had run tests with Hadoop, but his organization was not ready to go any further because they didn’t have “Big Data”.  My comment to this […]
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High-Performance Analytics & Reporting on Terabytes of Data with IBM Cognos Dynamic Cubes

Please join us on Thursday, September 18 for a free, interactive workshop to learn about the features and benefits of IBM Dynamic Cubes. IBM Cognos 10.2 introduced Dynamic Cubes which enhance a user’s ability to perform complex analytics and reporting on large data sets – up to terabytes – of warehouse data. Some of the advantages […]
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