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Dashboard Yea or Dashboard Nay?
by Stephen Swoyer
The dashboards of today differ fundamentally from the relatively static dashboards of yore. According to some proponents, in fact, today’s dashboard is the killer app that could finally take BI mainstream.

How Business Sponsors Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dashboard
by Stephen Swoyer
More than many other business intelligence (BI) and performance management (PM) projects, dashboards are frequently championed by executive or line-of-business sponsors.

Data Visualization Goes Mainstream?
by Stephen Swoyer
Data visualization is one of the hottest segments in BI right now, with a host of vendors—both old and new—plying the trade.

Exploring the Next Generation of Information Dashboards
Historically, dashboards were provided by the IT department to give company executives a snapshot of the business. Now they are useful tools for all levels of business users.

Closing the Business Process Management Execution Gap
by Russell Keziere
Growing up alongside enabling technologies such as enterprise resource planning, BPM focuses on streamlining internal and customer-facing processes so companies can match the pace of market changes with changes to their own processes.

Beyond the Dashboard: Making Better Decisions
by Gabriel Fuchs
Charts and graphics are integral parts of modern business reporting. The reason is easy to understand: charts give a richer view of a specific business activity, often highlighting important trends.

Assessing Your Organization's Readiness for Performance Dashboards
by Wayne Eckerson
Performance Dashboards are a popular way of monitoring organizational performance. However, they can’t take root in a hostile environment. The organization must be ready to accept and nurture a performance management system for it to succeed.

Dashboard or Scorecard: Which Should You Use?
by Wayne Eckerson
To borrow a term from the telecommunications industry, dashboards and scorecards represent the "last mile" of wiring that connects users to the data warehousing and analytical infrastructure that organizations have created during the past decade.

Wait Is on for Next-Gen Dashboards
by Stephen Swoyer
Anumber of industry watchers—including TDWI director of research and services Wayne Eckerson—have talked up the emergence of a new kind of dashboard, one that’s simultaneously more insightful and more aligned with business strategy.

A Performance Management Primer: Why You Need More Than a Dashboard to Manage Your Strategy
by Kirby Lunger
We analyze the leading performance management and quality frameworks, including the Balanced Scorecard, Performance Prism, Six Sigma, Baldridge, and commonly accepted financial and economic indicators such as economic-value added (EVA).

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