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I met Sanjeev last year at the IOD Conference. We had tried to set up a booksigning, but the information came in late and there were issues. So, we’re promoting this book this year.
IBM Cognos Insight
By Sanjeev Datta
At IBM Insight:
Buy your copy of the book at the conference bookstore and have it signed by Sanjeev in his booth. Sanjeev will be available for signing copies on Tuesday October 28 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm in the Solution EXPO - Booth 802.
About the book:
Based on in-memory technology with write-back capabilities for What-if scenario planning, Cognos Insight gives spreadsheets the rich visual appeal for better analysis and planning. Leverage the collaborative features to seamlessly publish the personal analysis workspaces to an enterprise-wide Cognos Business Intelligence solution.
"IBM Cognos Insight" is a fast paced, practical hands-on guide with step-by-step instructions to build Cognos Insight workspaces. Take advantage of the in-memory TM1 cubes as the underlying engine to answer business questions by analyzing data in the form of reports & dashboards. Share these insights with other Cognos services or mobile devices to empower users with real-time data.
This book introduces Cognos Insight as a personal yet powerful analytics application. It covers how decision making is applied in all domains of the business world and how data can be analyzed effectively in the form of fast in-memory cubes. Leverage the write-back functionality to build budgets, plans and forecasts.
"IBM Cognos Insight" will empower new and existing users to maximize the features of the application and analyze data by building visually rich reports and dashboards in minutes.
This book takes a practical tutorial approach to teaching users the features of Cognos Insight.
Who this book is for
New and existing users of Cognos Insight who are looking to gain more knowledge about the product and Business Analytics in general.
About the Author
Sanjeev Datta is a seasoned Consultant, passionate text and video blogger, and Business Analytics enthusiast. As Practice Director at PerformanceG2, Inc., he works extensively with executives and decision-makers across finance, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceuticals as a trusted advisor in corporate performance management, building client relationships and managing Business Analytics implementations.
Sanjeev's work as a strong Project Manager, Pre-sales and Post-sales Consultant, trainer, and mentor has led to many successful implementations. While at Merador, LLC, Sanjeev worked as a Consultant/Architect building solutions for global organizations.
Previous to that, Sanjeev was a Cognos Developer/Consultant while at Softpath Systems, LLC and lead successful Cognos BI solutions and developed Cognos BI training material for numerous clients.
He is certified in numerous IBM products and is an IBM Technical Specialist and IBM Sales Mastery Professional.
Sanjeev has a degree in Computer Science from Mumbai University and a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas.
Connect with Sanjeev on LinkedIn or Twitter: @1dsanjeev
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Get ready for another action packed tweetchat! Join us July 17 at 11:00 (eastern) to discuss the topic “Getting Insights Fast Enough?” This chat will explore the benefits of having a database management system that is fast enough to give you the answers you need to make important decisions based on your data. Then we'll discuss the ways you can get such a fast system.
You can expect to hear from these panelists and many more:
Claudia Imhoff (@Claudia_Imhoff), Consultant / Analyst for Business Intelligence (BI), analytics & the technical architectures supporting it.
Nancy Hensley (@nancykoppdw), Director, Strategy and Marketing, Database Software and Systems
Rachel Bland (@RachelKBland), Sr. Product Manager, IBM Business Analytics Growth Initiatives
Tip for people trying to build a twitter following… taking part in a tweetchat is a great way to do it!
Join us to listen or contribute!
You don't need to be on twitter to "listen", but you do to contribute to the conversation. Here's what you do:
Go to twubs.com or tweetdeck.com
Sign in with your twitter handle
Search on #bigdatamgmt
A new window will open that makes it easy for you to follow & contribute.
And you'll see the comments come flying. It is very fast paced.
Review the tips for taking part in our tweetchat via this slideshare.
Topics we want your opinion on:
How are you using analytics today to drive better / faster decisions?
What insights do you wish you had, but do not?
What business benefits would you get from having more insights?
What is preventing you from getting those insights?
What steps would you consider taking to get new analytics projects deployed faster?
How would you benefit by faster analytics response times?
What technologies are you using or considering to achieve your need for faster answers?
What specifically do you need help with to move forward faster?
Read through the suggested resources to help you gain a better understanding of the topic.
In advance of the chat, create answers for as many of the questions as you can. This will enable you to focus on and respond to what others are saying during the chat.
Suggested resource list
A great many papers, videos and other information assets have been created to support this topic. Here’s what you should take a look at:
Claudia Imhoff wrote a series of 7 papers about this topic:
1. Game changing innovations in data management and data warehousing
2. Supporting information producers – the masters of BI
3. Supporting information consumers – the most difficult BI audience to satisfy
4. Creating a sustainable, easy to maintain BI environment
5. Using data compression to speed up analytics
6. Use cases for improved BI deployments
7. The need for speed, simplicity and affordability
BI with BLU Acceleration, a simple recipe for high speed analysis by Rachel Bland
by David Loshin
July 17, DB2 Tech Talk "Use DB2 BLU with SAP"
July 24, Tweetchat on Banking Solutions
If you have any questions about the chat, send me a direct message via @susvis
time for the annual IBM Press book sale, which is on from now until
Friday December 28, 2012. This is a perfect time to stock up on great
books that will help you become more effective at your job. Here’s a
list I put together along with reasons why you’d want to read this book.40% off from IBM Press: —save
40% on print books, eBooks, and videos during our this Sale. Also, as a
special reward for purchasing, you will automatically receive one free
month's access to Safari Books Online via email confirmation. Use
discount code HS2012 and start shopping now!
- "DB2 Developer's Guide"
book by IBM Champion Craig Mullins is in its 6th edition. Clearly that
means the book is a favourite to many people. This book was fully
revised to cover all the latest features in DB2 V10 and is the perfect
book for anyone using DB2 for z/OS. This comment from amazon.com sums
up the book’s value: “5.0 out of 5 stars -
The best book for DB2 developers. It is not a manual; it teaches
"philosophy" of the relational database and gives a lot of good tips.”
- "DB2 SQL Tuning Tips for z/OS Developers"
is a very short book and focuses on the most valuable tuning tips for
writing SQL for DB2 for z/OS. Written by IBM Champion Tony Andrews.
book fully reflects the latest SQL programming best practices for DB2
V9 and DB2 V10 on z/OS: techniques that are taught in no other book and
are rarely covered in general DB2 SQL courses. Drawing on his extensive
consulting experience and highly praised training with Themis Inc., Tony
also presents practical checklists and an invaluable 15-step
methodology for optimizing virtually any DB2 application.
- "An Introduction to IMS, 2nd Edition"
is the original BIG DATA database and even though some applications
were written 50 years ago, they are still working and critical to many
business transactions. Someone once told me, if you use a bank machine,
then you use IMS! Written by a team of IBM IMS experts.
you’re a DBA, database developer, or system programmer, it brings
together all the knowledge you’ll need to succeed with IMS in today’s
mission critical environments.
this book, a team of IBM’s leading information management experts guide
you on a journey that will take you from where you are today toward
becoming an “Intelligent Enterprise.”
- FREE eSampler PDF is available.
- Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
very interesting story about this book! I spoke with several of the
authors at the IBM IOD conference this fall and learned that when they
visit customers to help them implement complex MDM solutions, they find
that their clients are using this book as the ultimate guide.
read the book cover to cover and can see why it is so valuable. The
authors have put great care into creating “patterns” for specific
industries that cover every conceivable detail about the data and the
world around it. I think this is a must read for anyone with a complex
Reminder: If you’re in Europe, find these books are featured on the www.pearson-books.com/ibmpressbookshop website
that offers 35% off and free shipping within the UK. Shipping fees to
the rest of Europe are not free, but very small. Be sure to bookmark
this page and share with others who buy technical books in Europe.Susan
find it interesting to see what people buy at a bookstore. Personally I
love bookstores and online book sites. I can spend hours researching
bookstore at the IBM Information on Demand conference was very busy
this year, and I’ve put together this blog to tell you want others were
buying. The biggest seller was Nate Silver’s book The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don't.
The best selling book at a conference tends to be one from a special
guest. Nate was quite the guest to have given his predictions in the US
election that happened shortly after IOD ended. I listened to the
audible version of the book and quite enjoyed it. The book has a
chapter for each area where predictions are normally made: weather,
earthquakes, stock market, baseball, poker, and elections. Nate fully
describes the reason why predictions either work or don’t work for the
area. You’ll instantly be connected to the story and will learn how
predictions can be made more accurate in this case and how you can
improve predictions that you need to make yourself.The next biggest seller was Sunil Soares’ latest book Big Data Governance: An Emerging Imperative.
The store sold out of Sunil’s book, so clearly Sunil did a great job
putting this book together. I haven’t read it yet, but would like to. Read a sample chapter from the book.
Governance and Big Data are both huge and important topics, so take a
look. Sunil’s first book also made the top 10 list: Selling Information
Governance.Next was the book by Jeff Ma, The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big In Business.
If you watched the movie “21” with Kevin Spacey, you’ll remember Jeff
Ma as the lead MIT student who counted cards. If you attended Jeff’s
talk at IOD, you learned that Jeff played a dealer in the movie. I
think I need to rewatch the movie!Cognos books sold very well this year! Four different Cognos titles made it in the top 10 list: and since the conference, a few more Cognos books were published:And the top selling IM books this year were:Note, if you’re in Europe, I’ve written a blog to help you figure out what online sites give you the best prices: I’m in Europe: How can I get a copy of that book?Susan
5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success
by Brian Green, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Kay Van De
Vanter, The Boeing Company, Tracy Harris, IBM, Bill Frank,
Johnson & Johnson, John Boyer, RCG Global
About the Book:
Business Analytics is becoming increasingly strategic to all types of
organizations. It leads to higher business performance and helps organizations
outperform their peers by 2.2 times, according to a recent IBM Institute for
Business Value study. However, many organizations appear to struggle in
creating impact with Business Analytics - and factors related to people and
process are often the most common obstacles to achieving analytic maturity in
5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success is a work based on the combined
experience of 10 organizations that display excellence and expertise in business
analytics. They share best practices, discuss the management aspects and
sociology that drive success in Business Analytics Programs and uncover 5 key
aspects behind the success of some of the top business analytics programs in the
industry. In this book you will learn:
- How to create and manage a changing Business Analytics Strategy, aligning
business priorities to technology innovation;
- How to quantify and demonstrate tangible business value;
- How to create an Analytics Center of Excellence and organize your people for
- How to implement program processes that balance agility, empowerment and
- How to architect a business analytics technology solution with future
innovation in mind.
By reading 5 Keys to Business Analytics Program Success, organizations can
learn how the Business Analytics Program can help manage strategy, value,
people, process and technology to translate analytic strategy into actionable
insight and achievement.
Other contributions of 5 best practice case studies: Mark Lack, Mueller, Thom
Marks, Daimler Trucks North America, Jeff Guevin & Eric Place, Martin’s
Point HealthCare, Nihad Aytaman, Elie Tahari, Larry Yarter, IBM And Practical
Tips from Co-author of the “Performance Manager”: Roland Mosimann, AlignAlytics
If you are attending the IBM
Information on Demand Conference, get a free printed copy of this book and
meet the authors at the Author Signing and Giveaway that is scheduled:
- Monday October 22, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. EXPO reception
After the conference is over, a free e-version of the book will be available
for you to download. Follow my blog to ensure that you are one of the first to
know where you can download the book.
Also attend this session by the authors of this book:
2431B Five Steps to Implementing a Successful Business Analytics Program -
South Seas C; Mon, Oct 22, 2012; 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Here’s a summary of the books that have published in 2012. I’m quite pleased with the progress
we’ve made so far this year, and have many books left to go. Make sure to follow my blog to stay in the loop as to when new books come out or if there is a sale you should know about.
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information
Management System, 2nd Edition
by Barbara Klein, Richard Alan Long, Kenneth Ray
Blackman, Diane Lynne Goff, Stephen Paul Nathan, Moira
McFadden Lanyi, Margaret M. Wilson, John Butterweck, Sandra
Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online
by Antonio Cangiano
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook
by Adrian Neagu and Robert Pelletier
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Application Developer Cookbook
by Sanjay Kumar and Mohankumar Saraswatipura
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study
by Susan Lawson and Daniel Luksetich
IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide
by Karsten Oehler, Jochen Gruenes, and Christopher
DB2 Developer's Guide: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the
Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS (6th Edition)
by Craig Mullins
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10: The Official
by Dan Volitich and Gerard Ruppert
Another great book about Cognos 10 has just published by McGraw-Hill. The
amazon price is now 40% off the regular price.
by Dan Volitich
and Gerard Ruppert
Updated for the latest release of the software, IBM Cognos Business
Intelligence 10: The Official Guide explains how to create, implement, and
manage an enterprise BI solution. Maximize all of the new and enhanced features,
including the powerful modeling, monitoring, and analytics capabilities. Build
and deliver reports that foster informed business decisions and better results.
Filled with real-world examples and expert advice, this practical resource is
ideal for anyone working with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10.1--from
administrators to end users.
- Monitor performance using dashboards and scorecards
- Assign user roles and privileges
- Provide a single access point to application-specific data via Cognos
- Access content from Microsoft Office applications and mobile devices
- Collect and analyze BI data in an interactive dashboard with Cognos Business
- Use Cognos Administration tools for system management
- Implement appropriate security measures
- Create BI reports with relational and dimensional data using Business
- Use Report Studio to build dimensional reports and statistical analyses
- Identify and deliver mission-critical information using Event Studio
- Monitor business performance with Metric Studio
- Create, modify, organize, and publish a model in Framework Manager
- Ensure report integrity with Lifecycle Manager
About the Authors
Dan Volitich is president and owner of John Daniel Associates, an
Accredited IBM Cognos Service Partner which he co-founded in 1996 to serve the
BI market. John Daniel designs, develops, and deploys enterprise-wide IBM Cognos
reporting and analysis solutions for Fortune and mid-market companies, and is
considered a technical leader with Cognos Accredited Partner status. Dan has
over 20 years in the BI industry.
Gerard Ruppert has been with John Daniel Associates since April, 2000
and has over 15 years experience in the BI industry. He has delivered successful
data warehouse and BI solutions with his significant experience with the IBM
Cognos suite of tools to both large enterprise and mid-market clients.
Also check out another Cognos book that recently published: IBM Cognos TM1: The Official
Just published by McGraw Hill: IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide, by TM1 experts Karsten
Oehler, Jochen Gruenes, and Christopher Ilacqua.
What’s in the book:
Deliver timely, accurate, and actionable performance management solutions to
users across your enterprise. Filled with expert advice from a team of IBM
professionals, IBM Cognos TM1: The Official Guide shows you how to deploy
and maintain a dynamic planning, forecasting, and scenario analytic solution.
Learn the latest Cognos TM1 10.1 best practices on how to model Cognos TM1
cubes, develop highly agile performance management solutions, generate
feature-rich reports, and employ dashboards and scorecards. Securing, sizing,
and performance tuning are also covered in this IBM-authorized resource. This
book can also be used with former TM1 versions.
- Build Cognos TM1 models with cubes, dimensions, rules, and TurboIntegrator
- Load data and establish workflow using the TurboIntegrator
- Model and analyze multidimensional business processes
- Develop applications using Excel and Cognos TM1 Web
- Manage high user volumes with scaling and concurrency
- Assign and enforce roles, privileges, and permissions
- Deliver custom reports to end users through dashboards
- Use KPIs and balanced scorecards to monitor performance
About the Authors
Dr. Karsten Oehler is head of the performance management client
technical professionals (CTP) with IBM Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt. He has
published four books and more than 130 articles on IT systems for financial
management. Dr. Oehler is a visiting lecturer at several universities in
Jochen Gruenes managed the German competence center for Cognos TM1
within the technical sales organization for IBM Deutschland GmbH and has led
several projects and workshops on the enhanced uses of TM1.
Dr. Christopher Ilacqua is an experienced Cognos TM1 practitioner with
over 20 years spent working with TM1 as a customer, OEM Manager, and Director of
Product Management & Marketing, helping customers globally seeking to
improve their planning, forecasting, and analysis solutions.
Get your copy now! At the time of writing this entry, amazon’s price for
this book is at a 39% discount!
Join Serge Rielau and Jon Lind for the next DB2 Tech
Talk (formerly known as Chat with the Lab) on Thursday Feb 23 at 12:30
pm ET. The topic: Solving Complex Data Warehousing Problems with Advanced Tooling of
InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Editions
IBM InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition adds leading
architecture, performance, backup, and recovery tools that help increase
efficiency and reduce time to market through increased understanding of current
data assets while simplifying daily operations of managing complex warehouse
deployments. This session will explore in detail the tooling provided as part of
the InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Enterprise Edition.
Delivered as part of the Advanced Editions, a comprehensive set of
warehouse packs enable you to deploy leading industry models and Cognos reports
to more easily understand and gain insight into your markets and campaigns,
customers, and supply chains. Whether its insight into customers, markets and
campaigns, or your supply chain one of the included Warehouse Packs has a model
ready to deploy and start loading your businesses data. The included Cognos
reports provide a set of sample reports that then can be enhanced and tailored
for your specific business needs. During this session we will examine the
functionality of these packs and show an example deployment.
The availability and integrity of data in operational data warehouses is
becoming more and more critical to the business enterprises requiring increased
SLAs. Solutions comprised of the Recovery Expert, Merge Backup and High
Performance Unload tools provide unique capabilities for changed data analysis,
elimination of physical or logical data errors and maximizing data availability.
We will examine in detail the features these solutions present and demonstrate,
through realistic user scenarios, the business value that can be gained by
complementing and extending your data management and recovery strategies with
DB2 Tech Talk - Solving Complex Data Warehousing Problems with Advanced Tooling of
InfoSphere Warehouse Advanced Editions
Date: Thursday Feb 23, 2012
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By: Serge Rielau (IBM)
Presented By: Jon Lind (IBM)
Interested in Data Warehousing? Here are some of my previous blog entries on
These are books that I’ve worked on one way or another in the past year. In most cases the links are to the e-version of the book… usually Kindle. I have a Kindle and really like to read my books using this device. With the prices of Kindles this year, I’m sure there will be many more people with a book reader in the coming year. Also, the popularity of iPads only increases with time.
Note that some of these books haven’t published yet, but will soon. I haven’t noted which to encourage you to click the link to find out.
I know that MC Press is having a big sale on all of their stock until the end of December and it wouldn’t surprise me if the other publishers are also offering special prices. I suggest that you look for the best price before buying!
Agile IT Security Implementation Methodology
by Jeffrey Laskowski
Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics to Build Adaptive, Agile, Intelligent Systems
Get Bold: Using Social Media to Create a New Type of Social Business
IT Virtualization Best Practices: A Lean, Green Virtualized Data Center Approach
by Mickey Iqbal, Dr. Mithkal Smadi, Chris Molloy, Jim Rymarczyk
Making the World Work Better: The Ideas That Shaped a Century and a Company
Kevin Maney, Steve Hamm, Jeffrey O'Brien
IBM Cognos 10 Report Studio: Practical Examples
Roger Johnson and Filip Draskovic
Data Integration Blueprint and Modeling: Techniques for a Scalable and Sustainable Architecture
DB2 10 for z/OS Database Administration: Certification Study Guide
Susan Lawson and Dan Luksetich
Selling Information Governance to the Business: Best Practices by Industry and Job Function
DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows Database Administration: Certification Study Notes
From Idea to Print - How to Write a Technical Book or Article and Get It Published
MDM for Customer Data - Optimizing Customer Centric Management of Your Business
Kelvin K. A. Looi
DB2 9 System Administration for z/OS (Exam 737)
Netezza Transformation: Taming the dragon without alchemy, sorcery or strange potions
The Data Warehouse Mentor: Practical Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Insights
Database Modeling and Design: Logical Design, Fifth Edition
Sam S. Lightstone, Toby J. Teorey, Tom Nadeau, H.V. Jagadish
Getting Started with IBM FileNet P8 Content Manager
Technical Blogging: Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Administration Cookbook: RAW
Adrian Neagu, Robert Pelletier
Unleashing the Power of IBM Cognos Business Intelligence v10
DB2 Developer's Guide: A Solutions-Oriented Approach to Learning the Foundation and Capabilities of DB2 for z/OS (6th Edition)
IBM DB2 9.7 Advanced Application Developer Cookbook: RAW
An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System, 2nd Edition
Barbara Klein, Diane Goff, John Butterweck, Kenny Blackman, Margaret Wilson, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Rick Long, Sandy Sherrill, Steve Nathan
The New Era of Enterprise Business Intelligence
by Michael Biere
Master Data Management and Date Governance, 2/E
by Larry Dubov & Alex Berson
Making it Big in Software
by Sam Lightstone
Enterprise Master Data Management: An SOA Approach to Managing Core Information
by Allen Dreibelbis, Eberhard Hechler, Ivan Milman, Martin Oberhofer, Paul van Run, and Dan Wolfson.
The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture
by Eberhard Hechler, Martin Oberhofer, Steve Lockwood, Michael Schroek, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koeig
IBM Cognos TM1 The Official Guide
by Karsten Oehler, Jochen Gruenes and Christopher Ilacqua