Presentation on theme: "Implementing Cognos Mobile"— Presentation transcript:
1 Implementing Cognos Mobile Chris FramelSenior Consultant
2 What We’ll Cover Introduction Why Mobile? IBM Cognos Mobile CUGWhy Mobile?IBM Cognos MobileInstalling Cognos MobileCognos Mobile DemoActive Report DemoQuestions
3 Who Am I? Senior Consultant with Infolink 15 Years experience with CognosManaged deployment of 200 iPads and iPhones while CIO of ABQ WaterEnjoy fly fishing and holidaysWife says I dance like Bill Nye the Science Guy (watch his DWTS YouTube performance!)
4 Why Mobile? Proliferation of mobile devices Need to access data anywhereVPN capabilityOnline or offline needsSpread of wireless and #G connectionsManagement must havesEase of UseOtherCUG 1
5 What is IBM Cognos Mobile? Tool for viewing Cognos content online or offline on mobile deviceAppsTablet Browser? - maybeIBM Cognos Mobile ClientIBM Cognos Mobile Native App (iPad)
6 Enhancement History Beginning 10.1 - the Big Changes iPad emphasis with iPad native appWeb browsing emphasis on various platformsActive Reports on iPad native appImproved promptingImporting fromImproved security
7 Enhancement History 10.2.x Audit logging Apple push notifications (Badges and Texts)Pinch and zoom, more “touch friendly”Improved mobile security and configurationBursting reports to mobile recipientsRAVE visualizationsPerformance, performance, performance
8 Installing Cognos Mobile ComponentsIBM Cognos Mobile Service (Application tier)IBM Cognos Mobile GatewayIBM Cognos Mobile ClientMobile client for BlackberryiPad native app (available via iTunes)Web version (iPad, Android, iPhone)Transforms Cognos Business Intelligence reports and analyses for mobile consumption.Compresses Cognos BI report and analysis content for fast distribution over-the-air to the mobile devices and access from those devices.Pushes report and analysis content to the mobile devices.Facilitates incoming and outgoing report-related and analysis-related requests between the mobile device and the environment to search, browse, or run reports.Synchronizes the mobile content store on the server with the mobile database on the mobile device Translates Cognos BI Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) messages into wireless-friendly messages.Communicates with the mobileCUGRemote Configuration
11 Installation Tidbits Many ways to deploy mobile clients Apple configurations (a few of them!)Push notificationsMaximum login attemptsSession timeouts and security codesLease keyCaching credentials durationPass-through authenticationPage 24 GuidePage 41Lots of Apple stuffConfiguration settings – Dispatcher and Services, MobileService, Properties, Settings, Advanced Settings
12 IBM Cognos Mobile – Let’s Take a Look! DemoIBM Cognos Mobile – Let’s Take a Look!
16 Let’s take a closer look! iPad Native AppLet’s take a closer look!VPN access but also offline
17 Understanding Capabilities Highly interactiveExceptional performanceDisconnected!Sophisticated deployment optionsNow with visualizations (RAVE)Active Reports serve as the foundation.MHT is a MS technologyNo pressure on Application ServerLots of information in a single report, executives appreciate them.Interaction – appealing and asthetic user interface, filtering and promptingPerformance – data is not reliant on data source(s)Disconnected
18 What’s an Active Report Storyboarding and designNaming conventionsActive controlsDrill-through capabilitiesMHT file (careful of file size!)RAVE, admin and developmentPixels, pixels, pixelsAlthough drill behavior is not supported, it can be emulated.Prints like HTMLBursting is an option to handle security, but remember, it’s a static outputActive reports are great for individuals who do not want to learn “Cognos” (logging in, navigating, etc.)Report Studio reports can be converted to an Active Report, but you cannot go from Active Report to RS report
19 From Start to Finish - Demo Create a simple Active ReportLog into IBM Cognos MobileDownload the ReportView the ReportExamples
21 A little pre-lunch trivia for a $10 Starbucks Card! Ending on a Good NoteA little pre-lunch trivia for a $10 Starbucks Card!
22 QuestionIn 1994, whose last name is the same as the 41st state, led the Kansas City Chiefs to a victory over John Elway’s Denver Broncos in what was voted the 5th most exciting football game in Monday Night Football history?