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Analytics for all

Timothy Walker

Get a jump on Think 2019 with “Smart Starts Here” sessions

The IBM Think 2019 conference includes a set of exclusive limited-seating sessions and hands-on labs in our Smart Starts Here track. Sign up now!

Cognos Analytics

Timothy Walker

Cognos Analytics smart features: IBM product team goes deep into version 11.1

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 has been reconceived to bring the power of AI to BI. Here, product development team members dig into its AI-driven features.

Cognos Analytics - ** Featured Post **

Kevin McFaul

Announcing the all-new IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1!

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 is a huge advance in our quest to bring the full power of AI to BI with advanced analytics capabilities driven by AI.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Ops, sales, marketing, HR — everyone needs business planning solutions!

Do you think planning applications are only for Finance? Au contraire, mon frère! Fast, flexible planning and analysis is for everyone!

Cognos Analytics

Graham Turney

Manufacturing analytics: using smart analytics to improve factories, products and customer satisfaction

Manufacturing is going through massive changes thanks the use of data-driven smart manufacturing analytics to dramatically improve productivity.

Analytics for all

Patrick Butler

Data analytics — four short talks with IBM experts

What questions are you asking about your business data analytics? We asked IBM Analytics experts how they perceive today's challenges in data analytics.

Analytics for all

Brendan Grady

4 ways your analytics can deceive you

With all the technology, data, and new analytics techniques available to you today, how know you have the right information to make the best decisions? We studied market trends and interviewed hundreds of customers and reviewed thousands of projects and the common theme we have been hearing is all around “smarts.” Even so, it's easy to be misled. Here are some concrete, public examples of how organizations have “missed the boat" because their analytics deceived them, based on four trends we uncovered in our research.


Phylicia Teymer

Dashboards, blind spots and storytelling: Three Analytics University themes resonate

At Analytics University, business people and technical experts alike eagerly came to together from around the globe. Their goal? To learn how to successfully modernize, implement, and grow their analytics platforms and shape the future of their organizations. To gauge their immediate reactions, we used Watson Analytics for Social Media to guide us through the social networks and we quickly saw three themes emerge.

Analytics for all

Swathy Rengarajan

Five reasons why Watson Analytics is a great alternative to pivot tables

With just a few clicks, you can use Watson Analytics to explore, dig deep, and create striking data visualizations that tell the same story as pivot tables. But, it does it much more engagingly.

Analytics for all

Forsyth Alexander

Oh, the cool things you can do with data visualizations in Watson Analytics

Data visualizations make it easy to find new insights in your data when you're using Watson Analytics. Let's look at some of the cool things you can do with the "dataviz" generated by Watson Analytics.