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Dashboard Topic: The Risks and Rewards of a CIO Dashboard
In the upcoming issue of Information Week, there is a great article on CIO Dashboards called “Hunting the Elusive CIO Dashboard“. I’ll summarize some of the points in a moment, but take a look first at this great table showing pros and cons of CIO Dashboards:
As you see, there are both benefits and risks when it comes to a CIO Dashboard project. The main areas of challenge are selecting the appropriate KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and getting the data sources ready for consumption by the dashboard.
The benefits of the CIO Dashboard:
CIO Dashboard enables visibility of apps, systems and projects
Allows CIO to drive by KPI
CIO Dashboard will help lead to a lean efficient IT organization
The risks involved include:
CIO Dashboard will expose inefficient IT organization processes and data gaps
Poorly defined KPIs may cause mismanagement
Costly to implement
Here are 8 Steps to Prepare for the CIO Dashboard:
A great article with content valuable to the business intelligence dashboard community. Check it out.
Tags: CIO Dashboards, CIO Dashboard Benefits and Risks, Digital Dashboard