Data Integration


The Benefits of Using Ad hoc Reporting in a Business 2

If we were to define “ad hoc” straight from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it would yield, “for the particular case at hand without consideration of wider application.” The goal of an ad hoc analysis is to close in the gaps that may have been left by a business’ regular reporting. In […]


Designing Cognos Insight

One of the most powerful parts of Cognos Insight is the ability to add different themes to your workspace.  This can cause your widgets to pop out a little more, and give a little more color.  Sometimes we want a little bit more than what we are given in the […]


How to Work With Dates in Cognos Insight 1

Dealing with dates in Cognos can sometimes be a daunting task.  Dates should be straightforward, but sometimes they take extra work to get what you want.  Your data is designed to list the date of the transaction, but maybe you only care about data on a per week, per month, […]


Let’s Make A Deal! Intuition, Analytics, and Answering the Right Question

I was wandering around YouTube one weekend looking for something mentally stimulating when I came across the Monty Hall problem.  For those who are not familiar, the problem is named after the host of the gameshow Let’s Make A Deal.  On the show, there was a game where the contestant […]