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April Data Brings May Dashboards

We live in a world of clichés and sayings. I spend over 50% of my time travelling to customer engagements and I hear a lot of regional sayings while teaching people how to visualize their data with iDashboards. And, I…

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Dashboards for HR Professionals: Embrace the Performance Reality

Embrace the performance reality; you have seven minutes to leave a lasting impression. I think all HR professionals would agree that in today’s business environment, there is an ongoing challenge to transform the perception of the human resources department from…

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“Oh like dashboards for a car?”

Whenever someone asks me what I do for a living, I begin my response with “I work at a company called iDashboards”. Like clockwork, the canned response is always, “oh like dashboards for a car.” Of course this is not…

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Charts and Dashboards – The Epic Custody Battle

Did you know that charts and dashboards can be exported from one installation of iDashboards (called the source installation) and imported into another installation of iDashboards (called the target installation)? Charts and dashboards are exported to an iDashboards archive file…

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Why? Dashboards

Hello, loyal readers. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that successful dashboard projects must be planned carefully. If you need a refresher, our dashboard storyboarding article explains how to define the What, Who, and When…

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Course Capacity ScoreCard

Determining course capacity for college administrators can be a difficult task. As administrators, we want to ensure that we have an adequate offering for our students, however we also must ensure that we are efficiently utilizing our resources and minimize…

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“My Blog for January, ${CURRYEAR}”

Over the holidays and into the New Year, my son and I played a silly game around the house. We took up the nonsense of talking like the people on an infomercial. We took common, everyday conversation and added exaggerated,…

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iDashboards and MS SharePoint

As a part of the technical support team I have helped customers create data source connections to databases anywhere from MS Excel, MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle, and DB2 to even some legacy databases such as FoxPro. In Support, we…

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What are you afraid of? Experiment with Charts and Dashboards!

Working as a Technical Consultant on the Professional Services team has afforded me the opportunity to see iDashboards implemented across many business verticals; everything from Mom & Pop startups to Fortune 500 companies. I have worked directly with a wide…

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Sports Analytics

Historically, Sports Analytics has been focused solely on player stats. Runs batted in, number of 3-pointers and team records, but even that has evolved into more specialized statistics such as OPS, WHIP, WAR, VORP, BABIP and PER in the last…

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