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Continuing Our Olympics Dashboard Tradition

In 2008, iDashboards launched an Olympics dashboard that tracked all of the medals earned by individual countries in the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. The response to the Summer Olympics dashboard was so overwhelming that the tradition continued by building dashboards…

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Creating a View in the Corner Office

Let me put it to you straight. I’m not talking about an ocean view or a magnificent city view from the corner office. This is in reference to a real-time view into the operations and performance of your organization. An…

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An example of ROI from a Dashboard

Measuring ROI from a dashboard deployment can be challenging because a lot of ROI is what we would deem as “soft” ROI. Also, much of the value of dashboards comes from things like time savings, better access to data and better…

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The Steps for Successful Storyboarding

The process of storyboarding a dashboard can be quite daunting when you begin. The design possibilities are endless, and a formal set of guidelines doesn’t exist for creating a logical, information rich dashboard. So, where to begin? Well, you’ve collected…

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Should Companies Build Their Own Dashboard Solutions?

Dashboard software has gone from a “nice to have” to a “must have” in a company’s technology stack. Although less likely these days, some companies still face the question of whether to buy a third party application or build their…

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Black Friday Retail Dashboards…not so soon

From Wall Street to Main Street, a common theme resonates that retailers have discounted heavily this holiday season to lure the consumers back to spending. So on the Friday after Thanksgiving, I decided to let go the shopper inside me…

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ROI from a Dashboard

Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO, wrote in his blog “Evidence-based decisions” that within a few weeks of launching the Federal IT Dashboard the Department of Veteran Affairs announced halting of 45 IT projects worth approximately $200 million which were either behind…

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Why is Storyboarding Important?

Storyboarding, a term borrowed from the animation world, involves the design of a “sequence of scenes or events” by drawing out snapshots in time. In the case of animation, the animated movie is the sequence of scenes. In the case…

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