Cognitive Information

About Author

Allen SmithAllen Smith

I created this blog because everyone who works with Cognos or Microsoft SQL has tips and tricks to share.  Admins and developers always run into problems and find workarounds. This is a place to share those ideas.

I am a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with certification in Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance. My IT specialties include database administration, business intelligence and medical imaging services.  I have designed and developed business solutions with the IBM Cognos and Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence platforms since 1999.

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Consultant Information:

Current Resume

Personal Background

At the age of 13, I began teaching ‘grown-ups’ how to use their Commodore 64′s and TRS-80 computers. For an extra dollar I would even fix their Rubik’s cube. I’ve worked with computers ever since.   I received an MBA from University of Central Oklahoma with emphasis in Computer Sciences and a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University.

Technical Certification

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist with certification in Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance.

 

About the Company Name

‘Cognitive Information’ came from Cognitive Information Processing Theory which tries to explain how the brain processes, stores and retrieves information. These are the same challenges that most businesses face with data: storage, retrieval and processing it for humans.

This company was originally named GAMA Health Technology, Inc.    GAMA was short for Gamaliel, a pharisee in the bible and our initial focus was on healthcare.   Our services have diversified, but this company remains consistently devoted to the Lord.

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