Potter joined Cognos in , and was its Chief Executive Officer from until During the Canadian recession in the s, Cognos shifted its focus from consulting to software sales. Originally Quasar Systems Limited, it adopted the Cognos name in Cognos is a fragment scissored off the Latin word "cognosco," which means "knowledge from personal experience".
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Potter joined Cognos in , and was its Chief Executive Officer from until During the Canadian recession in the s, Cognos shifted its focus from consulting to software sales. Originally Quasar Systems Limited, it adopted the Cognos name in Cognos is a fragment scissored off the Latin word "cognosco," which means "knowledge from personal experience". Cognos grew successful with its business intelligence products for local area networks LAN , but new Internet technologies had come into the BI industry faster than the company had anticipated.
After Cognos issued a notice informing shareholders of a slowdown in growth, many sold their shares, causing prices to fall quickly. In September , Cognos announced that it would be acquiring Applix. These contracts came under scrutiny from the State Ethics Commission and the office of state Inspector General Gregory Sullivan when several conflicts of interest surrounding Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Salvatore DiMasi and his accountant Richard Vitale came to light.
Vitale and WN Advisors were not registered as state lobbyists and did not disclose the payments, the bulk of which were apparently made on the same day that the state wired funds for the multimillion-dollar contracts to Cognos. The disposition of the funds has not been disclosed and the State has rescinded the contracts.
This retainer stopped the same month as the second Cognos contract was awarded. On December 17, , The Boston Globe confirmed that the State investigations were being joined by a Federal Grand Jury probe investigating the allegations and potential violations of Federal law.
This consolidation may prove beneficial for customers to have fewer vendors to deal with, but this raises concerns about integration of the software as more vendors are bought out by the big four. Another challenge is maintaining the same level of customer service. The redesign will be version 11 and an upgrade from Cognos Business Intelligence The differentiation in the version 11 release also required renaming to IBM Cognos Analytics, based on the same self-service design principles as Watson Analytics.
The redesigned Cognos product also features smarter search that works in-context. Full features: Report Studio Professional report authoring tool formatted for the web Query Studio Ad hoc report authoring tool with instant data preview Analysis Studio Explore multi-dimensional cube data to answer business questions Metric Studio Monitor, analyze, and report on KPIs Metric Designer Define, load, and maintain metrics to be available in Metric Studio Event Studio Action-based agents to notify decision makers as events happen Framework Manager Semantic metadata layer tool which creates models or packages PowerPlay Studio formerly PowerPlay Web Analytic Applications Packaged BI Applications, built on an adaptable platform and extensible into Business Analytics  IBM Cognos Express, launched in September , is an integrated business intelligence and planning solution purpose-built to meet the needs of midsize companies.
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