Cognos to Collaborate with Nokia to Deliver Mobile Business Intelligence to Customers Worldwide

    --Cognos 8 Go! Mobile delivers business intelligence to mobile workers
with S60-based Nokia Eseries and Nseries devices for timely, personalized and
secure access to the most relevant business information across the enterprise

    BURLINGTON, MASS., December 17 /CNW/ - Cognos(R) (NASDAQ:   COGN) (TSX:
CSN), the world leader in business intelligence and performance management
solutions, today announced that it has extended its mobile business
intelligence solution, Cognos 8 Go! Mobile, to support Nokia Eseries devices
and Nseries multimedia computers based on S60 3rd Edition on Symbian OS.
Cognos will collaborate with Nokia to deliver the solution to customers

    Cognos 8 Go! Mobile is the industry's first business intelligence
solution designed to make it convenient to view, consume, and interact with
highly relevant performance information on mobile devices. Cognos 8 Go! Mobile
securely delivers enterprise data through an intuitive interface optimized for
each different type of mobile platform. It now brings timely decision-support
information directly to Nokia Eseries devices and Nseries multimedia computers
so decision makers who need to access BI content across the enterprise, either
through a mobile device or on the Web, are able to use the same consistent,
trusted source of operational information.

    According to Gartner, "worldwide combined shipments of PDAs and
smartphones totaled 57.4 million units in 1H07, a 36% increase compared with
the same period in 2006." They "forecast combined shipments of PDAs and
smartphones for all of 2007 to reach about 129 million units, up 42% compared
with 2006."(a)

    Within this growing market, existing Cognos 8 BI customers such as
Stockmann, a leading department and fashion store chain in Finland, will be
able to use Nokia devices based on S60 3rd Edition to further leverage their
BI investments and receive information and insight to make business decisions
from any location at any time, with little additional investment. Companies
that already use Nokia handsets based on S60 for mobile workers will be able
to deliver greater value to those employees by providing immediate interaction
with key business information presented in BI reports.

    "Our beta tests of Cognos 8 Go! Mobile with our Nokia Eseries devices
showed us the power of the product's rich-client mobile environment. We could
easily drill through report content, get live data and work with it offline,
all with the benefit of existing access control parameters which are preserved
in the Cognos environment," said Ilkka Pirttimaa, Leading IT architect,
Stockmann. "Having the IT department write one report and deliver it to end
users for consumption and interaction across desktops, the Web, or mobile
devices is a powerful advantage that increases business efficiency by
contributing to a consistent view of business information for more informed

    This version of Cognos 8 Go! Mobile is purpose-built to support Nokia
devices based on S60 3rd Edition on Symbian OS. It lets executives or
front-line mobile workers securely access and interact with timely and
personalized operational and strategic performance information automatically
over the air. Even while users are offline, the product has a rich mobile
client that fully leverages the proven capabilities of S60 devices and the
Cognos 8 platform, for decision-making anytime, anywhere. These capabilities
include common security and access to all BI reports, graphs and analysis
within a single report authoring environment, without requiring modification
or duplication of reports. For further information about Cognos 8 Go! Mobile

    "With the introduction of the Cognos 8 Go! application, Cognos and Nokia
are extending business mobility beyond email to yet another new area, business
intelligence," said Mika Laitinen, director, partner programs, Enterprise
Solutions, Nokia. "Easy access to pertinent business intelligence data while
working on Nokia Eseries devices and Nokia Nseries multimedia computers will
help our business customers increase productivity and gain competitive
advantage by collaborating and communicating regardless of time and place."

    "Cognos customers who use Nokia devices based on S60 now have access to
mission-critical performance information wherever and whenever they need it,"
said Leah MacMillan, vice president of product marketing, Cognos. "Together
with Nokia, we are empowering employees to securely monitor the pulse of the
business remotely and act on key business information in an informed and
timely manner. The net result is improved performance for sustainable
competitive advantage."

    (a)Gartner, "Dataquest Insight: Worldwide PDA and SmartPhone Shipments
Soar 45.7% in 2Q07", by Robert Cozza, October 2, 2007.

    Pricing and Availability:

    The solution is available direct from Cognos or its network of resellers
worldwide as a role-based, separately priced add-on option for Cognos 8 BI

    For further information about Cognos 8 Go! Mobile see:

    About Cognos:

    Cognos, the world leader in business intelligence and performance
management solutions, provides world-class enterprise planning and BI software
and services to help companies plan, understand and manage financial and
operational performance.

    Cognos brings together technology, analytical applications, best
practices, and a broad network of partners to give customers a complete
performance system. The Cognos performance system is an open and adaptive
solution that leverages an organization's ERP, packaged applications, and
database investments. It gives customers the ability to answer the questions
-- How are we doing? Why are we on or off track? What should we do about it? -
and enables them to understand and monitor current performance while planning
future business strategies.

    Cognos serves more than 23,000 customers in more than 135 countries, and
its top 100 enterprise customers consistently outperform market indexes.
Cognos performance management solutions and services are also available from
more than 3,000 worldwide partners and resellers. For more information, visit
the Cognos Web site at

    Cognos and the Cognos logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Cognos Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Note to
Editors: Copies of previous Cognos press releases and Corporate and product
information are available on Cognos' Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Cognos, Inc. Carrie Bendzsa,
613-738-1440 or Lois Paul & Partners, LLC Jolene
Hajj, 781-782-5849 or Investor Relations: Cognos, Inc.
John Lawlor, 613-738-3503

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