IBM Cognos Business Intelligence

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  • Learn comprehensive query and reporting capabilities that will help you to make smarter decisions based on your data.
  • Get to grips with analysis in order to help you fully exploit the data that is available to you.
  • Discover how to successfully link strategy to your business operations and utilize the latest modern tools for collaboration, building stronger teams and stimulating better decisions.
  • Produce real-time, relevant information and discover how statistical analysis can be incorporated into your business reporting.
  • Learn convenient methods for delivering Business Intelligence to a wider audience and master the art of high-impact presentation.

IBM Cognos is Business Intelligence software that enables businesses to fully utilize their maximum potential. It connects people with information from virtually any data source whenever and wherever they need it so that they can make better decisions, faster.

Take the practical, hands-on approach to managing your reporting environment with "IBM Cognos Business Intelligence" - packed with coverage of all the latest features to truly help you maximize your potential.

With this in-depth practical guide you will learn how to fully utilize IBM Cognos 10 so that your business can make smarter decisions, achieve better results and gain a deeper understanding of your company’s data. You will learn about critical topics like Report Studio, Query Studio, Analysis Studio, Security and Administration as well as in-depth coverage of other features like Business Insight, Business Insight Advanced, and Active Reports, which were introduced with IBM Cognos 10.

  • Learn how to better administer your IBM Cognos 10 environment in order to improve productivity and efficiency.
  • Empower your business with the latest Business Intelligence (BI) tools.
  • Discover advanced tools and knowledge that can greatly improve daily tasks and analysis.
  • Explore the new interfaces of IBM Cognos 10.
Page Count 318
Course Length 9 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781849683562
Date Of Publication 6 May 2013


Dustin Adkison

Dustin Adkison is an active member of the IBM Cognos community. He began his career in Business Intelligence at one of the premier Cognos customers, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. After a short period, he became one of the Cognos administrators of a very large Cognos implementation as well as the training coordinator for all Cognos needs. While at BCBST, Dustin began to shape his skills in Cognos Report, which later became IBM Cognos 8 and IBM Cognos 10. Dustin soon joined the Cognos consulting industry with Market Street Solutions (a Tennessee-based IBM Premier Partner that focuses on IBM Cognos). There he worked as both a consultant and a sales and presales resource. Dustin was an active member of the Atlanta and Tennessee Cognos User Groups during this time. He also further developed his skills around IBM Cognos and began presenting to various user communities. For the last 5 years, Dustin has worked for BrightStar Partners and BSP Software, which are now owned by Avnet. He manages a team of sales resources, provides sales and technical sales support, and sets the direction for the sales team. Dustin is currently an active member of the Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, St. Louis, and Michigan User Groups. He has been a speaker at each of these User Groups in the past. In addition, he has presented at the Chattanooga, Nashville, Cincinnati, Columbus, Victoria, Toronto, and Vancouver User Groups as a guest. As one of the leaders of the adoption of Cognos Express, Dustin was asked to present both on a panel and as an individual at IBM Information on Demand (IOD) and on a webcast. Dustin has written about the importance of soft skills in the BI industry and has had his writings featured on various forums. For the past two years, Dustin has been honored as an IBM Champion, an award that is given to the information leaders within the IBM space.