RIM adds Cognos BI support
Research in Motion Ltd. and Cognos Inc. on Monday will announce that Cognos is developing business intelligence software for RIM BlackBerry pagers.
RIM is best known for supplying always-on access to corporate e-mail but has been working for the past year to supply access to other applications as well. Competitors plan this year to supply always-on access to other de-vices via new wireless networks, so RIM needs to partner with more appli-cation companies to gain an edge.
The main fruit of the RIM/Cognos partnership is RIM sup-port for Cognos NoticeCast alerting software, which Cognos plans to dem-onstrate at Spring Comdex in Chicago next week, according to officials at the Burlington, Mass., company.
NoticeCast alerts users about various changes in customer relation-ship management, supply chain activ-ity and financial performance among other things, according to the users specifications.
NoticeCast for the BlackBerry will be available immediately from Cognos, officials said.