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Why Cognitive Computing Will Help You Get Your Job Done

Problem solving, forecasting and troubleshooting are three things that every business needs to have control over. Issues can crop up without notice and if you do not have the right resources in place to combat these problems, you risk slowing down your entire operation. With cognitive computing, these issues all but disappear. What is [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:49+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

How To Streamline Your Budget Process & Planning With IBM Cognos TM1

As the economy shifts, it’s important for businesses to adapt. Through strategic planning, budgeting and analysis, we can aim for better business outcomes, regardless of the economic climate. We need to address performance gaps, forecast accordingly and ensure that our financial targets are connected through a dynamic solution. In order to do so, we [...]

2018-05-09T07:02:48+00:00 February 13th, 2017|

Why CFOs should care about advanced analytics and cognitive computing?

Historically, the emphasis has been on leveraging trusted information to understand and communicate the state of the business (hindsight), and helping to anticipate where the business is going (foresight). That’s no longer enough. In light of today’s multi-faceted challenges, CFOs must help uncover hidden opportunities and risks. Over 80% of Finance teams expect to use [...]

2017-03-22T22:27:26+00:00 November 30th, 2016|

Business Analytics for the Office of Finance

The vast majority of CFO’s are now taking a more prominent role in decision-making, beyond the traditional role of finance.  The Office of Finance needs access to tools and best practices that allows them to be ready for the challenge.  These leaders need to know where their organization is headed.  They need to know [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:09+00:00 November 25th, 2015|

Speeding up Clarity with Analysis Services Compression

Overview Some Clarity implementations use Microsoft Analysis Services as the OLAP engine. For those implementations, there are some system settings we can enable to speed things up. These should only be enabled in a production environment. Development environments where objects are changing should not have any caching or compression enabled. Implementing Compression in Analysis [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:11+00:00 May 21st, 2015|

Virtualizating an IBM Clarity Server

Virtualize Clarity? Recently, I worked with a client whose IT department was going through the process of virtualizing physical servers into the cloud. For them, moving to the cloud would reduce their maintenance effort, and provide a safe off-site location for all their data. Their IBM Clarity servers were physical boxes located in their office [...]

2017-03-22T18:39:12+00:00 March 12th, 2015|

Restarting COM Objects

Clarity uses Component Object Model (COM) objects to handle all the server-side operations. This includes querying, saving, configuring and more. For a variety of reasons, the COM objects can get confused. Often times, the system can go right back to normal if the COM objects are restarted. There are a couple of ways to do [...]

2018-05-09T05:30:08+00:00 October 31st, 2014|