This book, written by Sanjeev Datta, Business Analytics expert and Practice Director of PerformanceG2, is a guideline about how to use IBM Cognos Insight, a desktop Analytics tool that combining an in-memory analysis engine with capabilities of data exploration and data visualization. IBM Cognos Insight can be used stand-alone for personal analytics or as a collaborative application, working with others IBM Business Analytics tools, like IBM Cognos Business Intelligence or IBM Cognos TM1.
The book covers all the aspects of IBM Cognos Insight, since how to install and configuring, the usability, until the examples of Strategic Decision Making using the tool. In the Chapter 1, he explores the concepts of Business Analytics and how the IBM Cognos Insight fits this concept. In the Chapter 2, he explains how to install and configure the tool.
In the Chapter 3, Usability of IBM Cognos Insight, he demonstrates in detail the features to import data, analyze it, build workspaces, and also how to reorient, restructure, and display data in rich visual formats. In the Chapter 4, he brings some interesting examples on how to use the tool for Strategic Decision Making. And in the last Chapter, he explains how to share the information in a enterprise collaboration environment.
The book is well detailed and illustrated, and a good resource to get started with IBM Cognos Insight.