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  • Common Data Warehouse Issues

    Some very common, but largely overlooked data warehouse issues unearthed and explained by our specialists

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  • TM1 Certificate Guidance 2016

    TM1 SSL Certificates have changed. Here is our breakdown of what you need to do to make sure your TM1 Certificates are in order. For further help and information do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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  • The Forrester Wave Q4 2015

    The Forrester Wave Q4 2015 In the era of big data, enterprise data warehouse (EDW) technology continues to evolve as vendors focus on innovation and advanced features around in-memory, compression, security, and tighter integration with Hadoop, NoSQL, and cloud. Forrester identified the 10 most significant EDW software and services providers — Actian, Amazon Web services (AWs), Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (hpE), IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal Software, SAP, snowflake computing, and Teradata — in the category and researched, analyzed, and scored them. this report details Forrester's findings on how well each vendor fulfills their criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help enterprise architect professionals select the right solution to support their data warehouse platform.

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  • E-Book Cognos EP Migration Top Ten Tips

    Cognos Enterprise Planning Top Ten Tips is a resource document which will help you, whether you are migrating backwards in to Excel, sideways in to Anaplan or onwards in to Planning Analytics, you should find something useful in the resource document Triangle Information Management have put together.

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  • Data Warehouse – Terminology Demystified

    In this document we shed some light on those terms you will come across when dealing with data warehousing. What does OLTP stand for? What are the differences between a data warehouse and data mart? These questions and plenty more are answered here.

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  • Using Cognos Report Studio to update databases

    Learn the steps required to update a database using the powerful Cognos reporting tool, Cognos Report Studio, and manage your data more effectively

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  • Triangle EP Migration Video

    5 Tips on how to prepare for a Cognos EP Migration. This short video describes how we approach EP Migration from a best practice perspective.

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  • Are you using the Cognos 10.2.2 Top Tools?

    Cognos 10.2.2 has been available for just over a year now, having been launched in October 2014. Cognos 10.2.2 offers many features to improve the user experience especially around ease of use, greater efficiency, and quicker and easier deployment which enables a faster time to value for the business. Working with Triangle customers using Cognos 10.2.2, we’d like to share with you the top 16 tools that have proven of value to our customers. Check out the Cognos 10.2.2 Top Tools here and the value they can offer you and your business.

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  • Cognos Analytics & how to use Triggers Effectively

    Without wanting to sound like Sir Tom Jones, it’s not unusual for reports to run before a data refresh of a data warehouse has completed (duh na na na na). Find out how to setup and use Cognos Triggers effectively to overcome this BI reporting challenge.

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  • IBM Cognos Enterprise Planning – Health Check

    This document explains the Triangle process for our IBM Cognos Migration Health Check stage. This is the first stage in a three stage process to successful migration of an EP planning application.

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  • Cognos Analytics for intent-driven modeling

    Learn how Cognos Analytics can deliver intent-driven modeling

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  • Cognos Analytics for rapid creation of Professional Reports

    Learn how to create Professional Reports quickly using the new guided user experience in Cognos Analytics.

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  • IBM Cognos Analytics

    Cognos Analytics for quick and easy dashboard creation. Watch this short Video clip of what to expect from the latest version of Cognos Business Intelligence now call Cognos Analytics.

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  • Framework Package Recovery

    When Framework manager package gets corrupted it can be very difficult to recover. Historically you would have had to use the script player in Framework Manager to replay all the transactions that have occurred since your last save. This can be time consuming and problematic especially if you have changed or deleted data source connections. There is now an easier way to recover corrupted Framework Packages from the published package in Cognos Connection

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  • IBM Analytical Applications

    You know data goes stale quickly and makes line-of-business managers tear their hair out in the wait to get some insight they can actually act on.

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  • Link to Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2015

    Traditional BI market share leaders are being disrupted by platforms that expand access to analytics and deliver higher business value. BI leaders should track how traditionalists translate their forward-looking product investments into renewed momentum and an improved customer experience.

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  • New Cognos License Model – 2014

    Please find our full presentation plus License Quick finder Matrix for the licensing model change from IBM.

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  • XQE-DS-0014 Error when setting up JDBC Connection

    This document describes what to do if you get the XQE-DS-0014 error when configuring JDBC connections in Cognos 10.2.

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  • Self-Service Business Intelligence

    Self-Service Business Intelligence - Empowering Users to Generate Insights. A TDWI research paper by Claudia Imhoff and Colin White discussing how the latest generation of BI consumers expect to have the tools to enable them to self serve.

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  • IBM Maximo Report Packs – Whitepaper

    This white paper examines the recently announced Cognos reporting packs from IBM. Triangle specialises in reporting over Maximo using Cognos and has made a number of observations and comments based on our testing of these packs.

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  • Maximo – Locating field and table names

    This document identifies how to find out where a field in the Maximo application comes from and how to identify what the field is called.

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  • Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms

    Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms report for 2013 looks at the BI and Analytics tools in the market place today and compares and positions them within the famous and much loved Magic Quadrant.

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  • Analytics in the Boardroom – Accelerating competitive advantage

    In an environment of accelerating complexity, organisations the world over are feeling new pressures to act with speed and certainty. Three areas stand out as particularly volatile, subject to uncertainty and critical to performance: customers, risk and regulation.

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  • Future Architectures, Skills and Roadmaps for the CIO

    The ‘Big Data Era’ has arrived — multi-petabyte data warehouses, social media interactions, real-time sensory data feeds, geospatial information and other new data sources are presenting organisations with a range of challenges, but also significant opportunities.

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  • IBM Cognos Visualization Customizer

    The IBM Cognos Visualization Customizer brings a new level of flexibility to the visualizations available through IBM Business Analytics offerings. This no-charge, ‘as is’ tool provides an accessible user experience to edit and customize the JSON description of IBM Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) based visualizations. A spectrum of changes can be made to visualizations ranging from customising visualisation colour palettes, to fonts and labels to adding or changing chart icons. The documentation allows you to understand how to use the tool to customise and create new visualisations.

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  • How to create a Maximo Sample SQL Server Database

    How to Create a Maximo Sample SQL Server Database

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  • IBM Cognos Active Reports

    Any report generated within Cognos can now be saved as an Active report and consumed remotely with no connection to the BI Server.

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  • If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it

    With almost 20 years of experience in implementing Enterprise Reporting solutions for our customers we are able to transform businesses data into information. If you can’t measure your businesses performance then you have no way to determine whether it’s being successful or not.

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  • Spirax Sarco Press Release

    Spirax Sarco, the world leader in solutions for steam control and fluid handling, has chosen to implement IBM Cognos Performance Applications. This technology will help the company centralise sales and accounting information, while giving local users individual control of their local reporting requirements.

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  • Magic Quadrant for Delivery Utility Enterprise Asset Management

    For delivery utility companies searching for EAM maintenance software solutions, we analyse stand-alone (component) and suite based software products that solve asset management problems.

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How to Manage Your Team and Communication Successfully

Here, we focus on how best to manage a team coupled with building good communication channels between the business and the project team.

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Website Refresh Reflects Triangle in 2017

Making significant, structural and content changes to the Triangle website was important to reflect the company in 2017. Read how this was achieved.

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