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  • IBM to Acquire Randori to Boost Cybersecurity for IBM’s Hybrid Cloud
    by By Stephanie Simone on 2022-06-28 at 07:12

    Upon close of the acquisition, IBM plans to integrate Randori’s attack surface management software with the extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities of IBM Security QRadar. IBM plans to acquire Randori, a leading attack surface management (ASM) and offensive cybersecurity provider, further advancing IBM’s Hybrid Cloud strategy and strengthening its portfolio of AI-powered cybersecurity products and services.

  • Only 20% of U.S. workers in office three days or more: IBM CEO
    on 2022-06-27 at 22:23

    IBM CEO Arvind Krishna says he doesn’t see a world in which most of the tech company’s workers (60%) are back in the office three days or more.

  • IBM settles age discrimination case that sought top execs’ emails
    by Thomas Claburn on 2022-06-27 at 20:32

    Just days after being ordered to provide messages, Big Blue opts out of public trial Less than a week after IBM was ordered in an age discrimination lawsuit to produce internal emails in which its former CEO and former SVP of human resources discuss reducing the number of older workers, the IT giant chose to settle the case for an undisclosed sum rather than proceed to trial next month.

  • How We Optimize Complex Queries at Processing Time
    by Yiquan Zhou on 2022-06-27 at 19:17

    Instana aims to provide accurate and instant application monitoring metrics on dashboards and in Unbounded Analytics. These metrics are calculated based on millions of calls collected from the systems under monitoring. Calls are stored in Clickhouse which is a columnar database and each call has hundreds of tags stored in columns. The post How We Optimize Complex Queries at Processing Time appeared first on Instana.

  • Dashboards – How to drill through from a dashboard to a report (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 19:16

    Drill through enables you to enrich dashboard experiences by creating pathways to guide analysis for specific groups of users. Using drill through you can move from dashboards to reports enabling guided and focused analysis. In this video you will see how a dashboard can be connected to a report and filter value is passed as a report prompt. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Data modules – How to avoid double counting (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 19:16

    When combining data from different sources you may find data exists at different grains. For example, sales happen on a specific day (day grain) and sales targets are set by month (month grain). When you want to compare sales to target side by side you need to ensure the different grains roll up correctly. Knowing how to do this will result in accurate results by avoiding double counting. Using the Coffee sales and marketing data module as starting point, a Dates – Sales Targets relationship was added to enable having sales and sales targets in the same list report and demonstrate how double counting can occur. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Dashboards – How to drill through from a dashboard to a dashboard (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 19:16

    Drill through enables you to enrich dashboard experiences by creating pathways to guide analysis for specific groups of users. In this video you will see how to set up a drill through from a dashboard to a target dashboard. You will see how you can build dashboards for specific types of users or to highlight a specific analysis view and connect them together in a seamless solution.

  • Explorations – How to use time awareness in the Assistant (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 18:22

    In this video time awareness in the Assistant which became available in Cognos Analytics with Watson 11.2.2 will be demonstrated. The Coffee_chain_2020_2022 Excel file from the IBM Accelerator Catalog is used. This video was created April 2022. The dataset has data for all of 2022 so you can ask Assistant questions in context of the day you watch the video in 2022 including future date questions. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Data modules – How to create a data module from uploaded tables (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 17:59

    Data modules are where you prepare data coming from many sources for analysis and visualization. Data modules enable a business user to quickly and easily combine enterprise, departmental, spreadsheet and external data. When a zip file is the data source, Cognos Analytics analyzes the files and establish relationships between tables. In this video the Coffee_sales.zip file will be used as the initial data source for the data module. You will see how automatic join detection works, how to add an additional source of data, how to use split, data group and clean functions, how to create and use a navigation path, how to apply a currency format to a column and how to create and use filters. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Reporting – How to use formatting in a report
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 17:37

    In this video formatting features that can be used in reports will be shown. Formatting can be used to improve readability and usability of reports and call out important information. The Banking Loss Event data module in Samples will be used. In this video you will see how to set font size, bold text, set a background color, remove grid lines, change the location of visualization’s legend, change borders, and set conditional styles to use color to highlight results. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Explorations – Creating your first exploration from an uploaded file
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 17:37

    This video is the first in a series on Cognos Analytics with Watson’s Exploration capability. Explorations are done in a flexible workspace where you can discover and analyze data, uncover hidden relationships, and identify patterns that turn your data into insights. Using 201904 Sales Receipts csv file from the Coffee Sales zip file that can be downloaded from the IBM Accelerator Catalog you will see how to use a data asset as an exploration data source, how to start an exploration with a data relationship diagram, how the Assistant suggests visualizations based on your data, how to pick your own visualization and data and how to compare data. This video was created using IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson (11.2.2).

  • Data modules – How to add a calculation to a data module (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 16:57

    Calculations enable you to create new data and answer questions that cannot be answered by the source columns. Simple and complex calculations can be created and are available to all Cognos Analytics components, explorations, dashboards, stories or reports that use the data module as a source. This helps ensure consistency and accuracy by creating the calculation in 1 place where it can be used by many. In this video you will see how to create a calculation using 2 numeric values, how to create a target or baseline calculation, how to use a calculation to manipulate text and now to create a complex calculation. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Reporting – How to add a calculation to a report (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 15:16

    Calculations enable you to create new data and answer questions that cannot be answered by the source columns. In a report 3 types of calculations: simple, query and layout can be created. Using a calculation into a report can make it more meaningful by deriving additional information from the data source. Calculations created in a report are available only in that report. Calculations can be added to lists, crosstabs and other data containers such as data tables, and to a page header, body, or footer. If a calculation is going to be used in multiple reports or dashboards, or by multiple authors, create it in a data module so it is created once and shared by many. In this video you will see how to create a calculation using 2 numeric values, how to create a query calculation, how dates can be used in a calculation, how to create custom data groups and how to create a layout calculation.

  • Reporting – How to convert a list report to a crosstab report (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 15:16

    This video shows you how to convert a list report to a crosstab report with a click of a button. Using the crosstab offers a different perspective to viewing data by showing the relationship between columns with summarized measures at the intersection point. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2).

  • Reporting – Navigating the report authoring environment (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 14:12

    This video will be of interest people who are new to report authoring. It shows how to make the report editable and how to move around in the report authoring environment Through a series of examples the on-demand toolbar, navigation menu, and preview pane is demontrated. This video was recorded using IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson 11.2.2.

  • Dashboards – How to add a calculation to a dashboard (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 14:12

    Calculations enable you to create new data and answer questions that cannot be answered by the source columns. Simple calculations can be created in the data module opened by a dashboard. Inserting a calculation into a dashboard can make it more meaningful by deriving additional information from the data source. Calculations created in a dashboard are available just in that dashboard, they are not stored with the data asset. If the calculation is going to be used in multiple dashboards and reports or by multiple authors, create it in data modules so it is created in 1 place and used by many. In this video you will see how to create a calculation using 2 numeric values, how to create a target or baseline calculation, how to use a calculation to manipulate text and now to create a complex calculation using function. This video was recorded with Cognos Analytics 11.2.2

  • Dashboards – How to author a dashboard (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 14:12

    Dashboards help you monitor events or activities by providing key insights and analysis on one or more pages or screens. This video demonstrates how a fictional coffee retailer created a dashboard driven by sales data to monitor daily sales, identify trends and measure performance by comparing sales against store targets. The data tray will be used to examine data, filters will be used to focus attention and a text widget will be used to provide additional information, The following visualizations will be used in 2 dashboards: KPI, column, horizontal bar, bubble, driver analysis, packed bubble, and line. This video was recorded using Cognos Analytics 11.2.2.

  • Reporting – How to create a report with data tables (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 14:12

    Data tables are used to create interactive list reports with expandable rows and drop-down filters without needing to use custom JavaScript. Query results are stored in the browser enabling fast reports. The video shows how to add a data table to a report, group data, add a summary, filter data, and add custom indicators. How to validate, save and run the report is also demonstrated. This video was recorded with IBM Cognos Analytics with Watson (11.2.2).

  • Reporting – How to create a crosstab report (11.2.2)
    by IBM Support and Training on 2022-06-27 at 13:32

    A crosstab report in Excel is called a pivot report. Crosstabs provide a different view of data by showing values at the intersection point of rows and columns. It provides a side-by-side comparison of attributes while displaying data in a smaller area. This video shows how to create a crosstab report, swap rows and columns, add a summary, and filter data. How to validate, save and run the report is also demonstrated. This video was recorded with IBM Cognos Analytics with Waston (11.2.2).

  • You need to RTFM, but feel free to use your brain too
    by Richard Speed on 2022-06-27 at 09:47

    Who, Me? But I was only following the procedures! Monday is here, and with it a warning that steadfast determination to ignore instructions might not be such a silly thing after all. Welcome to Who, Me?