IBM Cognos 10 is here. Were you ready?
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You knew it was coming.
It was just a matter of time.
And now, it's here.
Announcing...IBM Cognos 10!
Ok, I confess – I lifted those lines from the opening of our new Cognos 10 video.
But really, for business analytics attendees – and for the entire business analytics industry – was there a bigger story anywhere else today?
Consider the numbers:
The launch had it all – a glimpse backstage just moments before the main event, explosions, a 15-foot-tall 10 and beta customers Boeing, who are already using the product in a production environment.
Yep. I'd say that's a big story.
And really, today was on only the beginning. Now that Cognos 10 is literally out of the box, we're taking it on the road to more than 100 live and virtual events around the world. You'll have the chance to get up-close and personal with this revolutionary new release. Tomorrow I'll be doing the same and reporting on what I see – I've crammed as many Cognos 10 sessions into my agenda as feasible.
Possibly the only story bigger was the complete vision for Information and Analytics we saw this morning during the official conference opening in the Mandalay Bay's Event Center. In addition to Rob Ashe, on stage throughout the session were:
That each presented an in-depth exploration of their respective domains of the IBM solution was impressive on its own. That in doing so each one built on the value of the predecessor was impressive on a much, much higher scale – what we saw today was a complete, integrated, innovative solution to the challenges of data overload and its continuing and dramatic impact on business outcomes.
Seriously, folks, there's nowhere you can point to in your information and anlaytics challenges that IBM can't help you solve. And given that nearly half the attendees here were first-timers I'd say they're ready to get started.
Two client speakers provided sterling examples. Joining our Gms on stage were Dr. Steve Pratt, CTO, CenterPoint Energy and Michael Dreyer, CIO, Visa Inc. I'd summarize their insights here, but Turbo's already done a great job.
That was just the first day, folks. There's a lot more to come. A lot more.