6 Best Practices for Creating Effective Dashboards

The hallmark of a data-driven dashboard is the ability to see and understand data at the speed of thought. Well-planned dashboards will allow both business leaders and knowledge workers alike to ask and answer questions in real-time, and turn insight into action.

Too often mistakes are made in the creation of dashboards, many times at the expense of efficiency, accuracy and hours of lost time.

In this whitepaper, you’ll learn:

  • How to connect all of your data to a dashboard— no matter where it lives
  • How to blend data from multiple sources for a holistic view
  • How to choose metrics that reflect organizational objectives
  • What the best types of charts or graphs that are right for your data
  • How to improve efficiency with mobile analytics
  • How to share dashboards for better collaboration
  • Bonus: five dashboard mistakes to avoid


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Which Chart or Graph is Right for You?

You’ve got data and you’ve got questions. But which chart or graph helps you get to the heart of your goal?

Get started by creating the best type of chart for your data and questions. From there, you’ll quickly find you’re not only answering your initial questions, but telling amazing stories with your data.

The charts and graphs described in the paper include:

Lines, pies, maps, scatter plots, gantts, bubbles, histograms, bullets, heat maps, and highlight tables.



Improving TCO with Cloud Infrastructure

How does cloud computing contribute to ROI? There are a number of fundamental drivers that impact on investment, revenue, cost, and timing that can be positively influenced by using cloud services. They relate to productivity, speed, size, and quality. This post describes how each of these drivers contributes to ROI, and shows how to use them to compare cloud and traditional IT solutions, and how to monitor them to maintain and build ROI from cloud computing.

The included presentation provides an analysis and best practice approach to evaluating and improving the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your hardware investments using Cloud Infrastructure. The attached case study is based on Amazon Web Services (AWS)


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