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Overview of the New Enhancements with Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 (Link from


Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 is full of new capabilities to give you the ability to interact with and analyze your data, without ever needing to leave the environment. To get started creating pixel-perfect, interactive reports with Cognos Analytics, click here:… In this video, Kevin McFaul, Product Manager for Cognos Analytics, walks through some of the new enhancements made to Cognos Analytics 11.0.7 so you can see for yourself how the improved U.I., and updates made to dashboarding, reporting, modeling, data server, and more makes it easier for you to create dashboards, reports, and visualizations faster, and with more precision.  

Another great Clip hardly overlapping with the above link  


From Technology Dynamics 


IBM Beats Amazon In 12-Month Cloud Revenue, $15.1 Billion To $14.5 Billion

IBM Beats Amazon In 12-Month Cloud Revenue, $15.1 Billion To $14.5 Billion,   Forbes

(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)

CLOUD WARS – IBM has shocked the tech world by outperforming Amazon in cloud-computing revenue for the 12 months ended June 30, $15.1 billion to $14.5 billion.

In so doing, IBM also became the first enterprise-tech vendor to surpass $15 billion in fully recognized cloud revenue for a 12-month period.

Amazon said yesterday that its Web Services cloud-computing unit posted quarterly revenue of $4.1B, up a whopping 42% over the same quarter a year ago. When that $4.1 billion is added to AWS revenue figures for the previous 3 quarters, the total for the trailing 12 months ended June 30 is $14.5 billion (see chart below).


With that impressive quarter, Amazon remains tied for #2 on my Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings with

The important distinction about IBM’s $15.1-billion figure is that while it represents results that IBM has already achieved, several of the major cloud vendors have been putting out cloud-revenue numbers that are based on “annualized run rates,” which are forward-looking projections for a future 12-month period based on actual sales achieved in a recent quarter or month. (IBM is #5 on the Cloud Wars Top 10.)



GDPR Noir: A fanciful account of a CDO’s encounter with the EU’s newest data regulation

Great listen to learn about the new GDPR 

Important for any company that has European user data information  

Follow a streetwise Chief Data Officer (CDO) as he walks the beat and tries to understand the mystery that is GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). Like any good detective, he uncovers the facts about the new regulation and relies on a colorful cast of characters to help him overcome the challenges he is facing. But watch out! As our intrepid CDO learns, having the answers isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

GDPR Noir: A fanciful account of a CDO’s encounter with the EU’s newest data regulation



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Each year leading up to TED 2020 the teams will be evaluated for the opportunity to advance to the next round of the competition. The three finalist teams will take the TED stage in 2020 to deliver jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring TED Talks demonstrating what they have achieved. The teams will also have an option to compete for two milestone prizes.

Typical of all XPRIZE competitions, the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE will crowdsource solutions from some of the most brilliant thinkers and entrepreneurs around the world, creating true exponential impact.

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Storytelling enhancements in Cognos Analytics 11.0.5

Storytelling enhancements in Cognos Analytics 11.0.5


Getting started with IBM Bluemix

If you are going to develop a new app – I highly recommend using BlueMix :  

A demonstration of how to start developing and deploying applications on IBM Bluemix.

Here’s a short URL to start a free Bluemix trial:

An Updated Overview and Demonstration of IBM Bluemix


What’s New in IBM Cognos Analytics 11.03 and 11.04

What’s New in Modeling for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.3?

What’s New in Reporting for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.3?

What’s New in Reporting for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4?

What’s New in Dashboarding for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4?

What’s New in Lifecycle Manager for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4?

What’s New in Modeling for IBM Cognos Analytics 11.0.4?

Watson Analytics: How to join datasets before loading into Watson Analytics

There are 2 things I like in this clip the first is at 2:35 Minutes, has a brilliant way of displaying left outer join. Then at 3:45 the automatic visualization of the data is great

Watson Analytics: Watson Analytics Overview

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