It happened again this week. I have internal business partners who are eager to move from tools like Excel, Power BI, and SSRS to Tableau Desktop. But, again, I would have a hard time doing so because the functionality they need is not currently natively supported by your product. What they want is the ability […]

Readers: Today, I am blogging my interview with Ken Flerlage, one of the most creative creators of Tableau data visualizations in the industry today. Ken has worked in information technology for nearly twenty years, doing everything from application development to database and ERP administration. While he loves IT in general, Ken found his true passion about five […]

Readers: Around this time every year, friends and colleagues start e-mailing me images (see above) of the 2017 Gartner BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant (referred to as the MQ). In the past, when I worked extensively with MicroStrategy, my colleagues would complain how IBM (nee Cognos) was ranked ahead of it. For the last two years, my friends […]

Within the worldwide Cognos community, when you ask someone who to turn to about some special trick or complex feature you need to implement, the first name that comes out is Cognos Paul (Photo, right). Paul Mendelson, aka Cognos Paul, is a certified freelance Cognos developer. He has been working, tinkering, and playing with Cognos […]