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17/02/2016

Cognos Analytics: The next generation BI

Towards the end of last year IBM released the latest version of Cognos BI, rebranding it Cognos Analytics. Known for its enterprise scalability and trusted reporting structure, Cognos had built its name as the BI tool that companies ran their business on, but perhaps not where they would turn for building visually appealing dashboards, or
25/01/2016

The Era of Self-Service BI

Last year, in its Predicts 2015 series Gartner published a report forecasting a power shift in data analysis away from IT and towards business, driven by the need for organisations to make business decisions based on data to win market share. The report reflects the feedback we hear from our clients; BI had once been
10/07/2015

Is your BI application software up to date? – Improve usability, security and performance

Business needs change, technology advances and competitors catch up. The following are three issues you may be experiencing if you have outdated enterprise application software. If so, updating could be vital. Usability – improve user experience with up-to-date software and user interfaces Ensuring users can derive the most value from your application is dependent on how effectively it
11/02/2015

What is DB2 BLU Acceleration and how does it work?

IBM DB2 BLU Acceleration is a collection of technologies that are seamlessly integrated in DB2 10.5 and above, and can be used by tools such as IBM Cognos and IBM SPSS to provide ‘blazing fast performance for analytical workloads’. With queries being answered 20 or many more times faster, BLU enables instant insight using less processing resource.
04/12/2014

IBM Watson Analytics beta goes live to the public

IBM announced today that Watson Analytics is available in beta to the general public. IBM Watson is a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive analytics service. Watson became famous for winning the US game show Jeopardy and now promises to provide businesses with instant access to powerful new predictive and visual analytic tools. Watson has the capability
25/11/2014

IBM Bluemix is fuelling a rapid proliferation of highly innovative business applications

IBM Bluemix is the kind of platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that cloud and application developers dream about but of course it’s value to enterprises is what really matters. Business and data professionals are increasingly demanding access to trusted data and effectively configured analytics through mobile and web applications. Productivity and profit focused decision-makers want highly innovative solutions for
20/09/2014

IBM Watson Has Landed

You know something important is happening in the world of predictive analytics applications when Big Blue announce a $1bn investment in developing and commercialising their latest technology. At the same time announcing a move to massive new, dedicated premises in New York. IBM Watson, which has been emerging on the tech landscape over the last