The Dashboard Spy

August 15, 2008

Videos of Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — Tags: , — dashboardspy @ 5:28 pm

The Dashboard Spy is proud to announce the beta launch of a new dashboarding resource called Dashboards.TV. This unique dashboard video blog will feature videos of business dashboards, KPIs, Metrics, and other business intelligence material.

Use this link to visit the new service:


Dashboards Video Blog

Video Blog about Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboard Spy readers, let me know what you think. Would you watch videos about dashboards? If you have some good videos on youtube that you’d like me to post to Dashboards.TV, add the link to the comments below.

The Dashboard Spy

August 10, 2008

Beijing Summer Olympics Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — dashboardspy @ 10:55 am

Looking for the 2008 Olympic Medal Count? Use this link for the Olympic Scoreboard:

Olympic Scorecard

Olympic Dashboard Data now live! The 2008 Summer Olympic Games Medal Count Dashboard is now showing current results.

Visit the iDashboards Beijing Olympics Scorecard.

Here is a screenshot of the medal count page:

Medal Count Data Visualization

Here is the Olympics Scorecard page:

Olympics Scorecard

The daily updated dashboard provides a summary of the day’s athletic results and an interactive world map highlights participating countries and corresponding medal tallies. The dashboards’ unique hover-and-click capabilities enable fans to drill down through each country’s results by sporting event and individual athlete performance. For Olympic enthusiasts, an additional dashboard provides even greater detail and the ability to compare results from across the globe with the help of graphic bar charts, speedometers, gauges, interactive country flags, and medals.


Tags: 2008 Olympic Medal Count, Beijing Olympics Dashboard, Olympic Scorecard, Olympic Dashboard, Olympics Dashboard

August 5, 2008

Naval Aviation Readiness Dashboard

Filed under: Dashboard Screenshots — Tags: — dashboardspy @ 1:45 pm

Did you know that the U.S. Navy consciously runs itself like a business enterprise? That includes embracing the value of enterprise dashboards and other business intelligence tools.

The Navy has an overarching program called Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) that is operated much like a $60 billion corporation. It’s overall vision is to “To deliver the right force with the right readiness at the right cost at the right time … today, and in the future.”

“It’s about collaborating, sharing and enhancing our business practices. Not to turn the Navy into a business, but to understand the business of the Navy so that we remain the most effective and efficient Navy in the world.”

— CNO Admiral Gary Roughead, March 2008

Let’s have a look at an enterprise dashboard (what the Navy likes to call Cockpit Charts) that monitors progress to goal in the area of mission readiness.

Here is a screenshot. In the interest of security, I’m showing a low-resolution image. Click on the “read more” link after the screen shot for a discussion of the relevant metrics used in this readiness dashboard.

Enterprise Dashboard used by the US Navy

Enterprise Dashboard used by the US Navy


Let’s have a look at the metrics featured on this enterprise dashboard:


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