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Jan 12

Webinar: Turn Data into Insights – Cognos Analytics, R9, is here!

Live Webinar on Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM EST


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With the latest release of Cognos Analytics, Release 9, IBM seeks to help improve performance and gain a competitive edge so decision makers are able to solve problems and seize new opportunities quickly. The engaging experience empowers business users to create and personalize dashboards and reports on their own – while providing IT with a proven and scalable solution that is available on premises or on the cloud.

During the webinar, you will:

  • See a demo of the most recent release of Cognos Analytics including Maps with Latitude & Longitude.                                                                                                                              Cognos image
  • Understand improved integration for Planning Analytics with new subset support.
  • Gain insights on how you can best leverage Cognos Analytics.
  • Learn how TechD can help you with a successful migration from Cognos BI to Cognos Analytics, starting at just $6,000.

REGISTER NOW & invite your colleagues. We look forward to virtually meeting you.



Brad Peterson                                          Jenny Happas
202-556-5323                                                 917-993-1824   

Jan 12

Webinar: What’s New with IBM InfoSphere DataStage v11.7

Live Webinar on Tuesday, February 6, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM EST


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Released in December, IBM InfoSphere DataStage v11.7 is the premier ETL platform to integrate trusted data across multiple enterprise systems leveraging a high performance parallel framework on-premises or in the cloud. DataStage supports extended metadata management and ubiquitous enterprise connectivity. The scalable, powerful platform provides flexible integration of heterogeneous data, including big data at rest (Hadoop-based) or big data in motion (stream-based), on both distributed and mainframe platforms.

During the webinar, you will:

  • See a demo of v11.7 highlighting the new, browser-based DataStage Flow Designer. This cognitive designer features an intuitive, modern, and security-rich browser-based interface. Users can access the DataStage Flow Designer and quickly address their data transformation or preparation needs, without having to rely on a Windows desktop environment.
    • Automatic schema propagation – When a change is made to a DataStage job, the designer automatically propagates the metadata to subsequent stages in the flow, saving the time that would be used to check each stage in the job flow individually.
    • Highlighted compile errors – The new DataStage Flow Designer highlights all compile errors, enabling users to see the errors with a quick hover over each stage, and immediately fix multiple problems before re-compiling.
    • Powerful type ahead search – Quickly find any job or project asset through built-in search navigation.
    • Quick tours – Users can easily learn and familiarize themselves through the product quick tours that are accessible on each dashboard.
    • Compatibility with earlier versions – The DataStage Flow Designer is compatible with earlier versions. Existing DataStage jobs will continue to work without migration and can be opened and expanded through an earlier version of the Windows-based DataStage/QualityStage Designer.
  • Gain insights into the compelling reasons clients utilize DataStage including the ability to integrate cloud apps easily and to leverage the power of Hadoop.
  • Understand flexible, scalable deployment options available including on cloud or on premises.
  • Learn how TechD can help you with your upgrade to v11.7.

REGISTER NOW & invite your colleagues. We look forward to virtually meeting you.


Brad Peterson                                      Jenny Happas                                                 

 202-556-5323                                           917-993-1824  

Nov 17

Cognos Analytics Upgrade Available Through December 31st

Plan your upgrade to Cognos Analytics with TechD today!

You might be aware that IBM recently announced end of support for Cognos BI 10.2.x on April 30, 2018.  That means that IBM will no longer provide technical support for this version of Cognos BI without purchasing extended coverage, at a premium.  What does that mean for you?  It means that now is the time to put a plan in place to ensure you can continue to deliver critical data to your business users without interruption.  Additionally, there are many more benefits to upgrade to Cognos Analytics today:

  • Smarter Self-Service through a faster, intuitive user portal with new functionality for business users to upload data, join sources, and author reports in a unified authoring interface

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  • Improved Visualizations and Animations in Dashboards and Storyboards including enhanced mapping with longitude-latitude

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  • Backwards compatibility – everything migrates and is available to you in Cognos Analytics including Studios and portal tabs
  • Flexible deployment options including traditional on-premises, Software-as-a-Service, or both in a Hybrid environment
  • Consume AND Author anywhere with your Mobile device

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TechD is pleased to offer you the opportunity to upgrade an instance of Cognos BI 10.2.x to Cognos Analytics for as little as $6,000/instance (maximum of 4 instances per project, on-premises).  Additional customization and cloud options are available, on a per project/instance basis, and will be priced accordingly.  This limited-time offer is only available until December 31, 2017.  By agreeing to this offer, TechD will upgrade your Cognos BI environment to Cognos Analytics 11.0.8 on or before April 30, 2018.

Contact TechD today to put your plan in place!

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