The scope of this project is to upgrade all Cognos 10 shared environments to Cognos Analytics (11) shared environment(s). ITD has multiple agencies utilizing Cognos 10 shared database environment(s). All of these environments will be upgraded as part of this project.
This upgrade is required because IBM mainstream support for Cognos 10 will be at end of life in April 2018, and ITD policy states that applications are maintained at a level to ensure vendor support is available and critical security patches are provided. Additionally, there are numerous tools and features the state would like to utilize in the new version.
This effort will be completed in multiple phases, detailed below. Agencies impacted in the shared Cognos environments are Attorney Generals Office (CJIS), Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Information Technology Department (ITD), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and State Treasurer (ST).
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Initial Communication to Agencies
Send a message from the ITD Service Desk to affected agencies.
NDUS Proof of Concept
Complete proof of concept with the North Dakota University System (NDUS) to upgrade to Cognos 11 Analytics.
Agencies Upgraded to Test Through Legislative Session
All other affected agencies will be upgraded to Cognos 11 Analytics on test environment. This will allow agencies to test through the legislative session.
IBM Lab Services assisting with Version Comparisons and upgrade activities
Estimated Completion of Testing
All agencies should be out of the testing environment within Cognos 11
Estimated Production Shared Environment Upgrade
Upgrade Cognos 10.2.2 to Cognos 11.0.8 during the outage windows in the month of February 2018. This migration is estimated to be completed by end of February, 2018
Cognos 10 End of Life
Cognos 10 will be at end of life by the end of April 2018
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