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May Newsletter: Cognos Analytics with Watson

By NICKOLUS PLOWDEN posted Tue May 31, 2022 10:00 PM


Welcome to the May 2022 edition of the Cognos Analytics with Watson newsletter. If you have suggestions for articles or want to promote an event, please contact Nickolus Plowden on the Cognos Community.

IBM's top-rated products are in the TrustRadius Top Rated Awards. IBM Cognos Analytics was among 19 IBM products across 41 categories that qualified for the TrustRadius Top Rated Awards, which consist of three key criteria: recency, relevancy and rating.  Read the report here.

IBM Recognized as a Visionary in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms for IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson.  Read the blog post here.

Can we have 20 minutes of your time? Write an IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson review on Gartner Peer Insights, a peer review website that gives IT buyers a platform to provide honest and anonymous reviews about vendors’ products and services.

Remember, if you need assistance in downloading a product, contact eCustomer Care by clicking the Need Assistance link here.

New Releases

Cognos Analytics with Watson 11.2.2. has arrived!  This version builds on the substantial new capabilities we introduced with Cognos Analytics with Watson 11.2.1.  Take a quick look at what else is new with this release. 


Think 2022 is underway as IBM plans to visit multiple locations around the globe this year. Think Boston took place recently but you can still take advantage of the Think Event Replays and Think Academy Online 2022 labs, available until June 22. For example:
  • IBM Cognos Analytics: AI-infused data discovery with dashboards
  • Embrace Excel with IBM Planning Analytics for Excel

From Senturus: Confidently assess and budget a Cognos cleanup or migration.  Is there a Cognos cleanup or migration looming in your future? Is management asking how much it will cost and how long it will take?  Join Senturus to discuss some possible paths to unwinding your Cognos investment. Jun 2

Webinar: Ask Me Anything: Cognos Analytics with Watson June
2022 Edition. Jun 14

BACon Comes To Chicago. The Business Analytics Conference (BACon) is PMsquare's annual signature conference and this year it comes to you! BACon returns to its in-person modality and will be popping up in cities across the United States.  Jul 14

What's New in Cognos Analytics release 11.2.2.  The Product Management team takes you through what's new in Cognos 11.2.2.  Watch the recording here.

Tech Corner

Cognos Fix Lists.  Access a comprehensive list of defect corrections for Cognos Analytics Components here.

Business Analytics in the Age of Disruption.  Rachel Su, Director of Product Management for Cognos, talks about an exciting new capability we are introducing, the Content Analytics Hub.  IBM is introducing a new capability to allow users to breakdown analytic content silos and uncover all the analytics available in an organization.  Check out the blog post on the community.

Must gather for Cognos Analytics scheduling support cases. If you have to open a technical support case for Cognos Analytics scheduling issues, here is a technote that covers some of the details that are useful to acquire before hand. 
From PMSquare: Reduce Cognos Install Times with AWS EC2 User Data and AMIs.   Installing Cognos takes time. The more complex the environment, the more time it takes. This article discusses two options for reducing install times.
Tech Corner
Cognos Analytics on Cloud gets a dedicated status page. Cognos team member Sayeed Mahmood talks about the new status page for our Cognos Analytics on Cloud offerings. This self-serve page allows us to reach a broader audience and to keep our users in the loop about outages and maintenance plans. Check it out.

How to leverage your CA AI Assistant and how to be your own co-pilot. Rodrigo Andrade, Product Manager for Cognos Analytics, discusses how to make use of the CA AI Assistant. This powerful assistant not only saves you time but can also help you with tasks that you might not even know how to do by yourself, especially when you are not very familiar with Business Analytics solutions. Check out his blog post on the community.

See the latest Cognos Analytics accelerators in the accelerator catalog here.  For example, this extension provides a set of dashboards and reports to illustrate how the AI-infused Cognos Analytics platform can provide visibility and oversight on the COVID-19 response by the U.S. Federal Government.

Have an idea to improve Cognos?
Submit your new feature ideas or enhancements about Cognos via the Ideas portal. You can also look at other user ideas and vote on your favorites! Check it out here.

We need your feedback on the Accelerator Catalog! We value your feedback and use it so that we can keep improving our content and delivery. See the feedback question here and send us an email.

Recommended Resources

IBM Data Analyst Certificate from Coursera: Read about one attendee's experience in taking the IBM Data Analyst course and how he has applied it to improve his business skills.   Enroll for free here.

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