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Are you ignoring your data?

All the data flying at us everyday makes us want to just bury our head in the sand and ignore it! As we all know, this isn’t the best business strategy or approach but all to many organizations are operating this way. In fact, Forrester estimates that only 12% of the data collected by most organizations is ever actually analyzed – that means that your organization can be missing out …Read More

Upgrading to Cognos Analytics v11

If you haven’t heard about the latest release of Cognos Analytics (v11 R4), then read on. We have put together an overview highlighting some of the new and improved features. The functionality available in Cognos 10 is still there, but it’s a completely re-designed experience and delivers ease of use for the business user without compromising IT functionality all while dramatically increasing productivity for departmental and enterprise reporting. Redefined consumption experience …Read More

SunGard (SNUG) 2016 National User Conference

It’s here – SunGard 2016 National User Conference Looking forward to seeing everyone at SNUG 2016 National Users’ Group Conference coming up next week in Ft. Worth. Hopefully you have selected your vendor sessions, but if not, sign up for one of our Cognos sessions: Tuesday, October 11th, 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Cognos Training, Mentoring, and Dashboard Examples In this session, we will discuss the training and mentoring options available from Capitalize …Read More

Predictive Analytics – Worth the Investment?

The answer is YES! I have written a few blogs about predictive analytics, but wanted to take a small step back and define predictive analytics. There are various thoughts, ideas, perceptions etc. and a lot of talk about predictive analytics being the next wave in big data analytics. But what is it exactly? Remember the movie Minority Report? Well, we aren’t quite there – where we are predicting whether anyone will …Read More

The 2 Hottest Buzz Words in Technology Today

Two of the hottest buzzwords in technology today: Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics. Let’s start by defining what these technologies are. Internet of Things (IoT) is the amount of items that are connected to the Internet – which is about to skyrocket. IoT technologies can be found in all kinds of different industries from agriculture all the way to energy and transportation. In many cases, these devices …Read More

Top 5 Must-Go-To IBM Cognos Events

This time of year there are a lot of things going on – school is back in session, football is in full swing (yeah!) as well as a host of wonderful, fun community festivals like Octoberfest! The same is true in the world of Cognos – lots of things going on and some really great events coming up. Below are 5 of the “must-go-to” IBM Cognos events. SunGard National User Group …Read More

Capitalize Analytics Becomes a Splunk Reseller

Exciting news! Capitalize Analytics is now a premier reseller of Splunk Operational Intelligence solutions! Capitalize Analytics will distribute Splunk Enterpise, Splunk Cloud, Splunk IT Service Intelligence and Splunk App for Enterprise Security. So now you’re asking, “What the heck is Splunk?” I’m sure your organization is like every organization in that you are producing HUGE amounts of data, but a lot of the data that is produced is unstructured and most …Read More

Assembling the Data Puzzle with Analytics

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the data that your organization is collecting? Sales has customer histories in their CRM, Finance has product revenue information in their accounting package, Operations keeps inventory data in their inventory management system, Human Resources has employee information in their HR management tool and Marketing has consumers that are generating a wealth of data from mobile devices, computers, communications, and transactions. However, Forrester Research estimates that …Read More

Using an “If Then Else” Statement In a Filter

Another great Cognos Tech Tip from one of our expert consultants. Thanks Trevor for providing this one! You can use if then else statements in a filter as long as you have a static answer (or set of answers) to complete the filter logic, rather than using column names like you would in a calculation. The filter in the screenshot is for a report that will show students with less …Read More