Living on the east coast while working on the west coast presents the problem of what do to on the bi-weekly 6 hour plane rides. Fortunately, I was offered the opportunity to be a technical reviewer of Ankit Garg’s IBM Cognos Business Intelligence 10.1 Dashboarding Cookbook (PACKT Publishing, 2012, July).
Garg uses a “step-by-step” recipe approach for creating and distributing dashboards using IBM Cognos 10.1 BI along with screenshots, simple explanations and tips which all come together to bring the “basic user” up to speed quickly.
This book gives a straight forward explanation of the IBM dashboard components, compares dashboarding in Business Insight vs. Business Insight Advanced and successfully walks the reader through various “recipes” for creating a “first dashboard” with the tool.
Here is the books table of contents:
Chapter 1: IBM Cognos 10 Dashboard Components
Chapter 2: Business Insight Dashboards
Chapter 3: Business Insight Advanced Dashboards
Chapter 4: Creating Dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight Advanced
Chapter 5: Creating Dashboards in IBM Cognos Business Insight
Chapter 6: Sharing and Collaborating with Other Users
If you have some exposure to IBM Cognos BI and want to start creating dashboards – this book is a great start. I enjoyed reading and reviewing this book and would highly recommend picking up a copy!