Early in 2006, CA acquired Wily Technology, a company that specialized in the area of enterprise application management. I was given a series of dashboard screenshot sketches for a Wily enterprise dashboard product facelift by a Dashboard Spy before the transaction completed. I don’t know if this was put into production or not. I’ll present the dashboard designs as a sketch for brainstorming. See if these dashboard drilldowns are helpful in any way, either to someone working on an application monitoring system, or a general dashboard-driven application. I particularly like the way the help page is laid out. Seems like it would work well for dashboard users.
So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.
PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.