Hello and welcome to this IBM Cognos developer community, C to the Power of 3!
C3 (C to the Power of 3) stands for Cognos, Community and Collaboration and that's exactly why this community is here. It has been created to share ideas and information about developing applications using IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence products.
IBM Cognos 8 provides several application programming interfaces that can be used to combine your Cognos8 BI into other applications or tools that are important to your business. Exploring the "art of the possible", is what this developer community is all about.
My name is Wade Williams, and I am the leader of the IBM Cognos Mashup Service development team. CMS is a relatively new feature of IBM Cognos, available since the 8.4.1 release, and adds an important API to access the great content created using IBM Cognos. I will be blogging about CMS in the weeks and months ahead.
I am joined by members of various IBM Cognos teams, across many job roles, and together we have a lot of experience with building applications using IBM Cognos. We're excited about what can be accomplished with our tools, and want to share some ideas and techniques to help you build really great applications that include your BI.
Some of you joined this community when it was first created with the name "IBM Cognos 8 Mashup Service". We decided to expand the scope of this community beyond CMS, so we needed a new name. My team and I will make sure that there will be lots of interesting CMS content available.
There are other forums to talk about all the great things that can be done using the IBM Cognos 8 studios, and Go! Dashboards. We'll stick to what we know, which is the APIs. Those APIs will let us use all that great content created using the studio authoring tools in new and innovative ways.
So please join us in this community and look for regular postings that showcase ideas and techniques for using IBM Cognos 8 right where you need it most.