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Measurement

Defining Strategic KPIs

Peter Drucker, famed management consultant, once said, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Insightful? Sure, but what he didn’t say was what to measure. Almost every company knows the importance of KPIs and metrics when it comes…

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Practice What You ‘Product Preach’: How iDashboards Uses iDashboards

After our highly successful Users Conference in Nashville last month, I am just in awe at all of the incredible ideas and purposes our customers have for iDashboards. Our customers have such creative and innovative ideas on how to best…

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Beware of Scale Bias – and Prevent It with Interactive Intelligence

On the road, I often see some amazing dashboard designs. Sometimes when we make charts and graphs though, we combine too much information into one chart. I regularly see charts that have measurements of many items against one X axis.…

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Before the Browse: Dashboard First Impressions

iDashboards allows organizations to deliver unique experiences to every user – charts and dashboards they get to see and how they can be edited. Too often, though, little thought is given to what users see even before they begin to…

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A New Way to Drilldown Hierarchies through Input Parameters

As a consultant for iDashboards, I work with customers to help build their dashboard solutions. Along the way, they never cease to surprise me with creative new challenges and ideas for their dashboard designs. During one of my recent trips,…

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Code Red

The cover of the March 10, 2014 issue of the TIME magazine was called “Code Red”. The cover story announces: “How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived President Obama’s troubled HealthCare.gov website.” As the topic, Affordable Care Act or…

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Limitations of Dashboards: Misunderstood

Limits can be subject to mathematic calculations, sequence, function, time, space, speed, weight, age, scientific, engineering, legal, technical, language, emotional… Some limitations are subject to personal or technical capability, such as earning potential or hard drive space.  Over time, however,…

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The Best Questions are the Right Questions

When asked to think about results almost all of us want to think of doing well, we want to think of the success we’ve had in producing the results others are looking for whether it’s our employers, families, or even just…

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How to get Embed with iDashboards

For a long time, there have been rumors of iDashboards being embed with SharePoint. But lately, people are hearing rumors of iDashboards being embed with any web page! iDashboards can be embedded into other web-technologies. This topic will provide examples…

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The Next Big Thing

So imagine its 1990 and the average desktop computer has a hard drive worth all of 40 MB and a cost per gigabyte of around $11,000. Fast forward to Y2K and we have consumers clamoring for a few hundred megabytes,…

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