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Hug A Cognos Admin Day™

Hug a Cognos Admin Day is September 30, 2014

Have you thanked your Cognos Admin lately?

You know, the person who is responsible for ensuring your Cognos environment is responsive, secure and running smoothly? September 30th, Hug a Cognos Admin Day is dedicated to showing your Cognos Administrators appreciation for all they do.

How to Show you Care

Consider all of the long hours (and sometimes nights / weekends) that your Cognos Admins devote to such things as, rebuilding cubes, double-checking drill-throughs, fixing reports broken by package changes, performing maintenance tasks, or troubleshooting the issues raised by end users. They do all of these things and much more so that the end users of Cognos are getting timely and accurate information when they need and expect it. So for 24 hours, why not show your Cognos Admin that you appreciate them?

Nominate them for the Cognos Admin Ninja Award™

  • What is this award?
    • This award will celebrate the Cognos Admin who has gone above and beyond what is expected of him or her by delivering exceptional performance as a Cognos administrator. The winner will not only be recognized for their Cognos Ninja™-like skills as an administrator, but will also receive a full-conference pass to IBM Insight 2014!
  • Who can be nominated?
    • Anyone currently serving in a Cognos Administrator role
  • Who can nominate?
    • Supervisors, co-workers, vendors, clients, IBMers, IBM Business Partners, you can even nominate yourself!
  • Criteria
    • *In 650 words or less, tell us why you or your nominee excels at being a Cognos Admin and is Cognos Ninja-like. Feel free to submit a video of your nominee on the job and/or photos along with the short essay. Let us know how your Cognos Admin has saved the day and regularly performs feats of greatness.
  • Deadline

Small Tokens of Appreciation

Besides LOTS of hugs on September 30th, we know that Cognos Admins appreciate the little things like, fresh donuts, ThinkGeek Swag, extra change for the vending machine, etc. Check out our top 10 list of things you can do for your Cognos Admin. Whatever you do, be sure to thank them in some form or fashion on September 30th, Hug a Cognos Admin Day™!

*Disclaimer: Motio reserves the right to use nominee information, essays, photos, and/or videos in its marketing collateral (including but not limited to its website, social media platforms, literature, etc.)

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