Over on the IBM Software Blog, Cognos Product Marketing Manager Brendan Farnand explains just why business intelligence solutions from Cognos have a place at the Lotusphere social business event:
"Everyone involved in a decision or a solution needs to know who else is involved, what transpired before they were asked to contribute and what other ideas are out there for that decision or solution."
Business intelligence shouldn't happen in isolation. As I've pointed out before, many reports from sales figures to customer service levels have added value if key constituents can comment on the results and define follow-up actions. Pairing key functions from the Lotus suite with Cognos Business intelligence allows exactly that:
As I won't be at Lotusphere this year, I'm looking forward to following Brendan on Twitter.
If you can't make it to Lotusphere, check out this Tech Talk webinar where Brendan highlights Cognos' built-in collaboration and social networking functionality.