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March 2, 2008

Benefits and Risks of the CIO Dashboard

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The Dashboard Spy has been posting at Dashboards by Example and The Dashboard Spy Blog for quite a while now, but many people searching for various business intelligence topics still find Dashboard Spy screenshots at this original address.

As a nod to the continuing power of this original Dashboard Spy Collection of Digital Dashboards, I thought I’d throw up a brand new post. It’s a sample of the type of content you’ll find at the new sites, so be sure to come over and join your fellow digital dashboard enthusiasts!

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:

Risks and Rewards 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:

 8 Steps Process for CIO Dashboarding

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


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