IBM Insight 2014 Conference Update: Watson and Cognos

The first day of the general #IBMInsight 2014 conference included interesting announcements and new ideas focusing on data, analytics and cloud. In my last blog post about IBM Insight, we discussed the business partner summit. This post, I wanted to provide insight and key notes from some of the sessions on Monday. First, IBM believes we are […]

IBM Insight 2014 Conference Update

Today, Sunday, October 26, 2014, was the Business Partner summit at the #IBMInsight 2014 Conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. From 8 in the morning until around 9 in the evening, it was a non-stop stream of IBMers, business partners, product road maps, and sales strategies. And I also got to meet Jake […]

Preparing for IBM Insight 2014 Conference

With only a week left until the premier business analytics and big data conference of the year – #IBMInsight, previously known as IBM Information On Demand – it’s time to start preparing the for the four day (five days for IBM Business Partners) conference. The days are split up with general sessions in the mornings, followed […]

How to make cycle plots in Cognos 10

A cycle plot is an incredibly useful graph in Cognos 10. They allow us to see cyclical patterns in data. Our sales might be increasing overall, but reducing more and more in a specific month. By viewing the data in a standard line over year/month we wouldn’t be able to see that. This plot shows […]

IBM Information On Demand 2013 – Session Recap #ibmiod

I attended many sessions while at IBM’s Information On Demand conference last week in Las Vegas. Here is a recap of the sessions I attended and how many organizations are using big data and business analytics. The first example was the city Dublin trying to resolve traffic congestion. Using big data they can redirect, on […]