Excel Dashboard Software Review

In this article we are going to evaluate various options for creating Excel Dash-boards. We will review the features and the most important piece “price tag”. The ability to build dash boards using data in Excel is very important as it allows for quick prototyping, mockups, working with test data, no need to hookup production … Read more

Government Planning Cyber Security Dashboard

After the very popular Govenrment Spending Dashboard, Vikek Kundra is planning on launching a Cyber Security Dashboard. “Historically, the federal government has not been as effective as necessary in its cyber defense,” Kundra told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security. “An … Read more

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Excel Dashboard Competition 2009 – Results

Bonavista is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Excel Dashboard competition. Thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to our winners, below. Please click on the respective link for more detail on each of the winners: 1. Ajay V Singh – Operations Dashboard for a Debt Collections Company. The target audience are the … Read more

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How to Fail in Business Intelligence Implementations

Gartner said the failure to achieve strategic results usually stems from one or more of nine common mistakes: Flaw No. 1: Believing that “If you build it, they will come”Often the IT organisation sponsors, funds and leads its BI initiatives from a technical, data-centric perspective. The danger with this approach is that its value is … Read more

One Trillion URLS

The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark. Recently, even our search engineers stopped in awe about just how big the web is these days — when our systems that process links on the web to find new content hit a … Read more

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Various methods of creating Digital Dashboards – Part 4

Read about the Type – 1 approach Type – 2 approach Type – 3 approach Type 4: This type defines the method of creating dashboard using Excel. The data and presentation is all part of the Excel file. This is the most popular approach as it is very easy and affordable to create dashboards. It … Read more

Various methods of creating Digital Dashboards – Part 3

Read about the Type 2 Approach Type 3: This category involves the use of some big vendor BI tool. These BI tools are quite comprehensive and come with tons of options to choose from. They provide ad-hoc reporting and easy dashboard creation options. Once installed and configured, there is often a need to define data … Read more

Various methods of creating Digital Dashboards – Part 2

This is a continuation of the Dashboard Creation Methods Type 2: This category involves the use of some Dashboard designing tool. You need to download and install the third party software and learn their basic steps in designing the dashboards. Most often the designing tools offer variety of connection methods to the various databases and … Read more

Various methods of creating Digital Dashboards – Part 1

Are you trying to build a Dashboard or a new Application? Three are three types of Dashboard Solutions Type 1: This category defines those tutorials where you built everything from scratch. You write your own SQL queries, database connection methods and create data files. Then you construct your own presentation layer by defining the html, … Read more

Dashboards will affect future Hospital Funding

In a recent press release, Patients’ rating of the quality of their NHS care will affect hospitals’ and GPs’ funding in England The rating of quality and other metrics is set to be displayed on huge TV displays streaming dashboards. Information on service quality is also set to be displayed on “dashboards” in hospitals Why … Read more