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IBM battling to change perception of Cognos Analytics BI platform

While IBM’s traditionally popular Cognos Analytics BI suite remains a powerful system, some say it’s not for everyone anymore.

The business intelligence platform was viewed for decades as a leading product, one that met the needs of data analysts well. But as analytics went mainstream, the need for trained data scientists to deploy analytics software lessened, and everyday users became more versed in the ways of BI, views of IBM’s analytics technology changed.

Now, however, IBM is fighting back.

On Thursday, addressing concerns that led to an impression among some that the Cognos Analytics on Cloud platform is behind the times, IBM released Cognos Analytics version 11.1.3. The latest rollout, which according to IBM is designed to give small and medium-sized businesses better access to IBM’s BI tools, targets pricing and ease of use.

It was in 2015, when IBM transitioned Cognos from version 10 to version 11, that IBM first began addressing its image among some as being good for large enterprises but not user-friendly for everyone.

“We released 11.0 in 2015 and spent a lot of time on the road at conferences banging the drum that this is not your grandfather’s Cognos, that this is the next iteration,” said Kevin McFaul, senior product manager of business analytics at IBM. “The capabilities are still there, but it was enhanced to target the new line of business users. Our competition went to market on ‘Cognos is too complex’ and we’ve done a lot of work to try and correct that perception.”

IBM’s release of Cognos Analytics version 11.1.3 comes amid what analysts view as a challenging time for the Cognos Analytics BI platform.

Analysts said that the suite’s technological capabilities remain among the most effective, yet despite IBM’s best efforts it’s a product viewed as primarily aimed at enterprises with budget to spend and IT specialists to spare. It is not seen as a platform that fits the needs of the new wave of data users, citizen data scientists.

IBM Cognos market activity by the year

Gartner’s proprietary “Magic Quadrant” ranking system in February 2019 dropped IBM to “Niche Player” after ranking it a “Visionary” the previous three years.

A decade ago in 2009, and up through 2015, Gartner labeled IBM as a “Leader.”

“IBM was a leader in traditional BI, but it took them a long time to respond to [changes in the market],” said Rita Sallam, a VP analyst at Gartner. “Cognos lost a lot of traction, but they’ve made promising investments in augmented intelligence, which we see as the next phase of BI.”

“They’ve now introduced a promising new version of the product,” she added.

The Cognos Analytics BI platform has many of the same capabilities as other advanced analytics suites, including natural language processing (the old Watson analytics system was recently rolled into Cognos), data visualization and multi-cloud connectivity. And IBM continues to add features through updates, introducing a host of AI-powered tools in the fall of 2018 with IBM Cognos 11.1 and now addressing pricing and ease of use in 11.1.3.

Even before the latest update, the Cognos Analytics BI platform remained robust for those who were already IBM customers.

But there’s also been a downside to the Cognos Analytics BI story, one analyst said has made it difficult for IBM to win new customers.

“Historically, it’s been an IT-centric implementation,” said Rick Sherman, founder of Athena IT Solutions in Maynard, Mass. “It can manage metadata and share, but there are lots of parts to the architecture to make it effective.

“You’ll look elsewhere if you don’t have the skills,” he continued.

Another potential drawback has been IBM’s perceived relatively slow pace of innovation.

While Microsoft provides monthly updates to Power BI, and vendors such as MicroStrategy are starting to embed analytics into applications beyond their traditional BI platforms, IBM’s most recent additions — even the ones unveiled this week — are ones many of their competitors already possess.

“It has most of the features that are required, but the competition went ahead more than Cognos,” said Boris Evelson, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research. “Its strength is that it’s delivering analytics at scale, and it’s introducing some of the more advanced features — it has a conversational user interface, and the advanced analytics it’s introduced is a strength.”

“But a weakness is the pace of innovation is not as fast as its competitors,” he said.

One of the specific issues that may have held the Cognos Analytics BI platform back is that IBM invested heavily in Watson before the company abandoned Watson analytics as a stand-alone product and added it to the Cognos Analytics BI suite.

“Watson set them back a couple of years — Watson analytics didn’t have the completeness Cognos had,” said Doug Henschen, analyst at Constellation Research. “The hope is that they catch up.”

Henschen, however, noted that IBM now is giving the Cognos Analytics BI platform more attention, which could help reverse the sense that IBM is lagging in the analytics sphere.

They’ve updated their story significantly in the last 18 months. There are signs that they’re getting hip to the market demands of the day to get customers what they want and where they want it.
Doug HenschenAnalyst, Constellation Research

“They’ve updated their story significantly in the last 18 months,” Henchen said. “There are signs that they’re getting hip to the market demands of the day to get customers what they want and where they want it.”

The new release appears to be further evidence of IBM’s commitment to the Cognos Analytics BI platform, and to making it a suite not only for giant enterprise but also for the citizen data scientist.

“It was designed around how to empower end users and help them understand their data,” McFaul said.

Pricing for Cognos Analytics version 11.1.3 is in three tiers, beginning at $15 per user, per month for the Standard Edition, $35 per user, per month for the Plus Edition, and $70 per user, per month for the Premium Edition. All the versions are available on the IBM Marketplace and can be purchased directly from the site and used via the cloud, IBM said.

Whether the market takes notice of the changes, however, and whether IBM can regain what it has lost in recent years, remains to be seen.

A decade ago, IBM had a 14.6% market share of vendor revenues, according to Gartner. By 2017, though statistics vary slightly among sources and the BI software market has become more fragmented in general over time, IBM’s market share had dropped.

“Their challenges don’t stem from the product,” Sallam said. “It’s their go-to-market strategy, how to sell beyond their installed base, how to attract new buyers. They’ve put in place a plan to do that, but we’ll see how well they execute on those plans.”

“Hearts are harder to change than the product,” she said.

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New Contentful CMS targets content delivery for retailers

Contentful has launched a content infrastructure system to drive online sales by enabling more content management across channels for retailers.

Like a headless content management system, the Contentful CMS allows users to publish and update content across all digital platforms at once, but at an enterprise-grade scale. The vendor claimed content infrastructure enables retailers to repurpose existing content, improve impact and deliver marketing messages to target audiences.

Headless CMS enables content creation and sharing across multiple channels with one action by removing the head — or presentation layer — which defines the channel or platform in a traditional CMS. Content infrastructure has the same benefits as headless CMS, but unifies content to be managed from one content hub.

Contentful claimed content infrastructure markets digital content four to seven times faster than a traditional CMS by enabling users to do the following:

  • organize content specific to their business;
  • create content once for different platforms;
  • store all content in a central hub;
  • edit content without the involvement of developers;
  • manage teams with roles and permissions; and
  • publish content to any device.

Contentful intends its content infrastructure to enable brands to build and manage targeted, customized marketing for event-driven campaigns and localize the content for any market. Through the vendor’s Content Delivery API, editors can update content through a web app synced with any platform for consistent management.

The vendor claimed its array of content management services has decreased bounce rates, increased mobile conversion, personalized content across a breadth of languages and locales, updated content at a fraction of the time as legacy tools, and delivers new customer touch points five times faster than with a traditional CMS.

In 2018, Contentful was named a contender in Forrester’s Wave for web content management systems, challenged by leaders Adobe, Acquia and Sitecore. According to Contentful, its headless enterprise focus makes it flexible for developers. Forrester recommended the vendor for progressive digital initiatives that require content unification across channels, but also have easy access to developer resources.

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AI and preventative healthcare: Diagnosis in the blink of an eye – Asia News Center

In his office in suburban Beijing, Zhang proudly demonstrated the physical part of Airdoc’s system – a small desktop device that looks similar to a scanner a neighborhood optometrist might use for a routine eye exam.

You sit on a stool, lean forward, place your chin on a padded brace, and stare into the darkness of an eyepiece. The algorithm then takes over, precisely adjusting the angle of your head until a green cross comes into focus in the gaze of your right eye. A moment later there’s a bright, but not uncomfortable, flash of white light. The process is repeated for your left eye.

The machine has just taken high-resolution medical-grade images of both your retinas. It instantly sends them to the cloud where it takes 20 to 30 milliseconds (about the same time as an eye blink) of computation to analyze both.

Above: Taking a test at Airdoc’s Beijing office.

Moments later an impressively detailed diagnostic dashboard is sent to your smartphone. It rates from low to medium to high your susceptibility to a long list of diseases. If there is a problem, it urges you to seek professional medical help.

Right now, it can search for 30 diseases. More machine learning will soon boost that number to 50, and eventually, it could go beyond 200.

Zhang regards his system as a gamechanger because of its potential to deliver at scale and relieve stretched medical resources. To date, it has scanned more than 1.12 million people, mostly in China, but also in the United States, India, Britain, and parts of Africa. “Airdoc users are all over the world.  We hope our deep learning technology can prevent all kinds of disease.”

China, with a population of 1.3 billion, only has about 1,100 eye doctors who are qualified to analyze retinal images. So, the challenge of providing adequate diagnostic services is truly massive – and perhaps no more so than for the epidemic of diabetes.

Authorities estimate as many as 114 million Chinese have diabetes – but only 30 percent of them know that. The other 70 percent are unaware and, without early detection, will eventually be struck down with serious maladies, like blindness, strokes and other potentially fatal conditions.

“Diabetic retinopathy, or DR, is one of the most common and serious complications of diabetes. Once patients feel symptoms, they are already in a severe stage of DR and will go blind without proper treatment,” says Dr. Rui Li Wei (pictured in top image) of Shanghai’s Changzheng Hospital, one of several major medical institutions that now routinely uses Airdoc’s technology as a quick, accurate, and simple diagnostic tool.

Box Skills Kit to hit market soon in general release

SAN FRANCISCO — Box Inc. said it will launch a key piece of its Box Skills AI system, with expanded capabilities for customers to build and train their own AI-based content management tools in December 2018.

In addition to the expected commercial release of Box Skills Kit, the cloud content management vendor revealed new AI and workflow automation tools, Google integrations, security features and third-party app integrations at its BoxWorks 2018 conference.

A few hundred Box enterprise users have been using prefab Box Skills, the Box Skills Kit and Google integrations in private beta over the past year; the Google connections now are available in public beta.

Box also previewed a new Automations feature for workflow automation and a new data security system, Box Shield. Both are slated to be released in beta in early 2019, along with AI-driven Box Feed updates and notifications feature.

Box said Automations and an updated version of Box Tasks, with which users can assign things and deadlines to co-workers, will be out in beta in early 2019.

Activity Stream embeds third-party apps

All this came after Box unveiled Activity Stream, a collaboration system that enables users to work inside the Box platform with popular third-party apps like Slack, Salesforce and DocuSign. That product is expected to go into beta next year.

Users at the conference said they welcomed the open platform design of Activity Stream, Box’s progress on workflow automations, and the impending commercial availability of Box Skills Kit, which will include audio intelligence, video intelligence and image intelligence Skills, as well as the customization features.

The whole focus on workflow and integrations is really positive.
Rich LibbyCIO, Herbalife

“The whole focus on workflow and integrations is really positive,” said Rich Libby, CIO at natural supplements manufacturer Herbalife.

“I have all kinds of workflows that rely on Box documents where Box is not the final destination but stops along the track, so I’m excited to do that,” Libby said of using the Automations feature. “We have all kinds of contracts and agreements that we have to do offline or on email … so putting it on DocuSign will be great.”

Box highlights partner strategy

At the BoxWorks keynote, Box chief product and strategy officer Jeetu Patel  introduced speakers from Box partners like Apple, Google, Slack and ServiceNow.

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Box Inc. CEO Aaron Levie and Jeetu Patel, Box chief product officer, field media questions at BoxWorks 2018.

“In the digital workplace, what you need is a fundamentally modern set of tools to equip your users with so they can start innovating at a very different velocity,” Patel said of Box’s partner strategy. “For these tools to be effective they need to work seamlessly with your content. Regardless of the application that you the user may be working in, we want to make sure you can work with content in Box.”

Analysts said Box appears to be successfully executing a series of product advancements in a range of areas that users have been calling for, though some outstanding questions remain, particularly about the cost of Box Skills and Box Skills Kit.

The AI tools for developers work with AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft AI, enabling users to customize and derive insights from Box content using those different engines. Users will apparently have to pay both the AI vendors for their services, as well as Box on a volume pricing basis.

Box Skills costs uncertain

“There is a lot of power in combining multiple Box features, like Skills and Automations,” said Alan Lepofsky, an analyst at Constellation Research who was at the conference at the George R. Moscone Convention Center.

“As the number of documents, images and videos stored in Box increases, the number of business use cases increases and the potential for AI goes up,” Lepofsky said. “What customers need to be aware of is these AI calls cost additional on top of Box.”

That cost does not appear to be fully worked out yet.

“The business model is actually quite simple for now. Skills Kit really just leverages our core platform, so it’s sort of a volume-based business model with the volume of data you’re moving back and forth between Box and third-party AI providers,” Box CEO Aaron Levie said in a Q&A session with reporters and analysts.

“We want to make it really, really easy to adopt Box Skills and make it easy to deploy it at scale, so we think it’s the fastest way customers are going to adopt this technology,” Levie said.

Beta user eyes commercial release

Meanwhile, a Box Skills beta user, Rich Guerra, head of application development at Farmers Insurance, said in an interview that he’s looking forward to using Box Skills Kit to develop AI applications for adjusters to enable them to work with videos and voice recording transcriptions from customers.

Farmers, which has standardized content on the Box platform, is also in the midst of a large-scale project to move legacy content from an old IBM on-premises file management system into the Box cloud.

As for Automations, “I was just texting our account rep how excited we were to take a look at that,” Guerra said. “The automation of the workflow is something we’re looking at to increase efficiency for adjusters, to make the process a lot easier.”

Box creating a cloud ecosystem

Overall, Box has done reasonably well in coordinating its far-flung product undertakings and positioning itself as a “Salesforce-like hub” of content services and collaboration, said Bola Rotibi, an analyst and research director at Creative Intellect Consulting.

“They’ve gotten a bit slicker than in the past,” Rotibi said of the orchestrated announcements on the first day of the conference.

“There are areas they can sharpen — like how much people are going to have to pay for Custom Skills — but I think they’re working behind the scenes to simplify that,” Rotibi said. “On the positive side, what I really like is the contextual integration of the third-party apps.”

For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

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Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Cisco Viptela integrated with IOS XE on ISR, ASR

Cisco has integrated its Viptela software-defined WAN with the company’s IOS XE network operating system, effectively making the cloud-controlled SD-WAN product an option for distributing network traffic from Cisco ISR and ASR routers.

Announced this week, the integration means companies using Cisco’s legacy SD-WAN product, Intelligent WAN — often used with the Integrated Services Router (ISR) — can switch to a much simpler system. IWAN’s complexity precluded broad market adoption, so when Cisco acquired Viptela last year for $610 million, many analysts predicted the company would eventually migrate customers to Viptela.

Connecting Cisco Viptela to IOS XE adds a cloud-controlled element to IOS XE hardware through the SD-WAN product’s vManage console. The cloud-based software is the centralized component for configuration management and monitoring network traffic going to and from the ISR and Aggregation Services Router (ASR) hardware.

As a router network operating system, IOS XE includes dozens of services beyond routing and switching, such as encryption, authentication, firewall capabilities and policy enforcement.

Next for Cisco Viptela

In March, Cisco launched cloud-based predictive analytics for Viptela, called vAnalytics. The software, which companies access through vManage, provides network managers with answers to what-if scenarios.

Over the next 18 months, Cisco plans to merge vManage into DNA Center, a centralized software console for managing campus networks built on top of Cisco’s Catalyst 9000 campus switches. The integration would provide network managers with a single view of their LAN, WAN and campus networks.

Companies use SD-WAN for traffic distribution across broadband, Long Term Evolution and MPLS links connecting campuses and remote offices to the internet and the corporate data center. In the first quarter, companies refreshing their campus and branch networks contributed to a more than 5% increase year to year in 1 Gb Ethernet revenue and a nearly 16% rise in port shipments, according to IDC.

Cisco claimed organizations use more than 1 million ISR and ASR routers globally. ASR routers are designed for high-bandwidth applications, such as video streaming, while ISR systems are for small or midsize networks found in small businesses and branch offices.

For Sale – HP Z820 WORKSTATION BIG SPEC

I am parting with my ‘audio workstation’ due to changing to a more gaming orientated system instead. Its a HP Z820 in excellent condition and for those that didn’t know, this is a professional class workstation designed to run and work without any hiccups.

Specs as follows:

HP Z820

  • 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2667v2 8 Core CPU’s (16 cores / 32 threads total) 3.3Ghz base speed, 3.6Ghz all core turbo.
  • 128GB 1600Mhz ECC Registered DDR3 Memory
  • Integrated LSI RAID Controller
  • 2 x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD’s (I ran these in RAID 0)
  • 1 x Seagate Barracuda 4TB HDD
  • 1 spare drive bay
  • Nvidia Quadro 4000 2GB Graphics Card (2 x display port out)
  • 1125w PSU
  • Thunderbolt 2 Expansion card
  • DVD Multireader/writer

Will be supplied with a clean install of Windows 10.

This system is a powerhouse and has been used for the past 6 months as my audio workstation (pro tools, reaper, foobar music collection etc). However it must go as I wan’t to fund a lower profile gaming orientated build instead.

I also have the thunderbolt 2 add in card installed as this has been connected to my Focusrite Clarett 8PreX interface.

Thanks for looking

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Price and currency: £1500
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Startup Arrcus aims NOS at Cisco, Juniper in the data center

Startup Arrcus has launched a highly scalable network operating system, or NOS, designed to compete with Cisco and Juniper Networks for the entire leaf-spine network in the data center.

Arrcus, based in San Jose, Calif., introduced its debut product, ArcOS, this week. Additionally, the startup announced $15 million in Series A funding from venture capital firms Clear Ventures and General Catalyst.

ArcOS, which has Debian Open Network Linux at its core, enters a crowded market of companies offering stand-alone network operating systems for switching and routing, as well as systems of integrated software and hardware. The latter is a strength of traditional networking companies, such as Cisco and Juniper.

While Arrcus has some catching up to do against its rivals, no company has taken a dominating share of the NOS-only market, said Shamus McGillicuddy, an analyst at Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), based in Boulder, Colo. The majority of vendors count customers in the tens or hundreds at most.

Many companies testing pure-open source operating systems today are likely candidates for commercial products. Vendors, however, must first prove the technology is reliable and fits the requirements of a corporate data center.

“Arrcus has a chance to capture a share of the data center operators that are still thinking about disaggregation,” McGillicuddy said. Disaggregation refers to the separation of the NOS from the underlying hardware.

ArcOS hardware support

Arrcus has built its own routing stack that is highly scalable, so it’s ideal for covering the entire leaf-and-spine network.
Shamus McGillicuddyanalyst, Enterprise Management Associates

Arrcus supports ArcOS on Broadcom chipsets and white box hardware from Celestica, Delta Electronics, Edgecore Networks and Quanta Computer. The approved chipsets are the StrataDNX Jericho+ and StrataXGS Trident 3, Trident 2 and Tomahawk. Architecturally, ArcOS can operate on other silicon and hardware, but the vendor does not support those configurations.

ArcOS is a mix of open source and proprietary software. The company, for example, uses its version of router protocols, including Border Gateway Protocol, Intermediate System to Intermediate System, Multiprotocol Label Switching and Open Shortest Path First.

“Arrcus has built its own routing stack that is highly scalable, so it’s ideal for covering the entire leaf-and-spine network,” McGillicuddy said. “The routing scalability also gives Arrcus the ability to do some sophisticated traffic engineering.”

The more sophisticated uses for ArcOS include internet peering for internet service providers and makers of content delivery networks, according to Devesh Garg, CEO at Arrcus. “We feel ArcOS can be used anywhere.”

ArcOS analytics

Arrcus is also providing analytics for monitoring and optimizing the performance and security of switching and routing, McGillicuddy said. The company has based its analytics on the control plane and data plane telemetry streamed from the NOS.

Because a lot of other NOS vendors lack analytics, “Arrcus is emerging with a more complete solution from an operational standpoint,” McGillicuddy said. According to EMA research, many enterprises want embedded analytics in their network infrastructure.

Today, a hardware-agnostic NOS is mostly used by the largest of financial institutions, cloud service providers, and internet and telecommunication companies, analysts said. Tackling networking through disaggregated hardware and software typically requires a level of IT sophistication not found in mainstream enterprises.

Nevertheless, companies find the concept attractive because of the promise of cheaper hardware, faster innovation and less dependence on a single vendor. As a result, the use of a stand-alone NOS is gaining some traction.

Last year, for example, Gartner included NOS makers in its Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for the first time. Big Switch Networks and Cumulus Networks met the criteria for inclusion in the “visionaries” quadrant, along with VMware and Dell EMC.