Implementing Cognos Mobile

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Implementing Cognos Mobile
Chris Framel
Senior Consultant
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What We’ll Cover
Introduction
Why Mobile?
IBM Cognos Mobile
Installing Cognos Mobile
Cognos Mobile Demo
Active Report Demo
Questions
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Who Am I?
 Senior Consultant with Infolink
 15 Years experience with Cognos
 Managed deployment of 200
iPads and iPhones while CIO of
ABQ Water
 Enjoy fly fishing and holidays
 Wife says I dance like Bill Nye the
Science Guy (watch his DWTS
YouTube performance!)
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Why Mobile?
Proliferation of mobile devices
Need to access data anywhere
VPN capability
Online or offline needs
Spread of wireless and #G connections
Management must haves
Ease of Use
Other
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What is IBM Cognos Mobile?
Tool for viewing Cognos
content online or offline
on mobile device
Apps
 Tablet Browser? - maybe
 IBM Cognos Mobile
Client
 IBM Cognos Mobile
Native App (iPad)
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Enhancement History
Beginning 10.1 - the Big Changes
 iPad emphasis with iPad native
app
 Web browsing emphasis on
various platforms
 Active Reports on iPad native
app
 Improved prompting
 Importing from email
 Improved security
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Enhancement History
10.2.x
 Audit logging
 Apple push notifications
(Badges and Texts)
 Pinch and zoom, more “touch
friendly”
 Improved mobile security and
configuration
 Bursting reports to mobile
recipients
 RAVE visualizations
 Performance, performance,
performance
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Installing Cognos Mobile
Components
 IBM Cognos Mobile Service
(Application tier)
 IBM Cognos Mobile Gateway
 IBM Cognos Mobile Client
• Mobile client for Blackberry
• iPad native app (available via iTunes)
• Web version (iPad, Android, iPhone)
CUG
Remote Configuration
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Single Computer Install
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Installation Tidbits
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Installation Tidbits
Many ways to deploy mobile clients
Apple configurations (a few of
them!)
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Push notifications
Maximum login attempts
Session timeouts and security codes
Lease key
Caching credentials duration
Pass-through authentication
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Demo
IBM Cognos Mobile – Let’s
Take a Look!
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iPad Safari Browser - Tablet
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iPad Mobile Client
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iPad Native App
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iPad Native App
Let’s take a closer
look!
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Understanding Capabilities
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Highly interactive
Exceptional performance
Disconnected!
Sophisticated deployment
options
 Now with visualizations
(RAVE)
 Active Reports serve as the
foundation
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What’s an Active Report
 Storyboarding and
design
 Naming conventions
 Active controls
 Drill-through
capabilities
 MHT file (careful of file
size!)
 RAVE, admin and
development
 Pixels, pixels, pixels
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From Start to Finish - Demo
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Create a simple Active Report
Log into IBM Cognos Mobile
Download the Report
View the Report
Examples
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Questions?
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Ending on a Good Note
A little pre-lunch trivia for a
$10 Starbucks Card!
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Question
In 1994, whose last name is the
same as the 41st state, led the
Kansas City Chiefs to a 38-34
victory over John Elway’s Denver
Broncos in what was voted the 5th
most exciting football game in
Monday Night Football history?
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Screen Examples?
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