In my extensive career as an educator and IT Professional I have had the opportunity to read numerous text books and technology guides. However, none have impressed me more until now. Sanjeev Datta’s new book published through Packt Publishing, “IBM Cognos Insight”, provides an in-depth look into a powerful personal analytic piece of software that can work seamlessly with other IBM Analytic Software products to provide valuable information to help guide tough decisions.
Sanjeev Datta is an IBM Cognos Business Analytics Certified specialist and has years of knowledge and expertise when it comes to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence and the world of complex data. He has been specializing in data modeling and reporting for the business, health care, financial industries, and retail with unbelievable success. If you are interested in learning more about this unique data/analytic guru you can read his blog at http://performanceg2.com/author/sdatta and/or follow him on twitter at http://twitter.com/1dsanjeev. Either way you will find his blogs and tweets very helpful and informative.
The book is geared to meet the needs of all users and starts off with a very informative view of Data 101 that is helpful for those who are new to the business and a great refresher for others. Mr. Datta helps prime the reader by coving data and analytic concepts such as:
- Building blocks of Business Analytics.
- Business Intelligence
- Performance Management
- Predictive Analytics
- Risk Management
- Using analytics successfully
- The book alos features the following:
• Step-by-step, how to guide, on how to install and configure IBM Cognos.
• Building Financial, Marketing and sales workspaces in Cognos Insight.
• Learn how to integrate and collaborate with IBM Cognos Business Intelligence software.
Other more specific topics covered includes building cubes and dimensions, designing workspaces and widgets, and using IBM Cognos TM1 rules to build complex calculations. The book is easy to follow and provides step-by-step instructions to each concept presented to the reader. The author has really thought this book through and has kept the content interesting and valuable enough to benefit a broad range of users. Yes, it is brilliantly written and a must read for all IBM Cognos Insight users who wish to dive deep into this great product.
I highly recommend this book that can be purchased at http://www.packtub.com/ibm-congos-insight/book or through Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Cognos-Insight-10-2-Sanjeev-Datta/dp/184968846X
Dale Gibler, MSCIS