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AUG 22, 2012 9:31am ET

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The State of Dashboards in 2012: Pathetic

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Over the last several months, my colleague VP and Research Director Tony Cosentino and I have been assessing vendors and products in the business intelligence market as part of our upcoming Value Index.

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Comments (8)
Well stated. My short summary: data is useful in decision making only if it tells meaninful stories to people, and then those people can easily get at the detail they need to take action. Very little of today's implemented BI does this.
Posted by KIm C | Thursday, August 23 2012 at 2:21PM ET
I have simply been stunned by the level of value business discovery / data discovery brings. I do not see discovery as being in the same class as traditional B.I. dashboards and the value discovery brings is difficult to overestimate.

My suggestion? Get out of the conforming dimensions, hierarchically-driven, need-to-know-the-answer-before-the-question world of traditional B.I. and join the world of data discovery. The truly disruptive 'power of the grey' as evidenced by products like QlikView from QlikTech allows users of B.I. Dashboards to suddenly gain far deeper insights than traditional B.I. dashboards.

Posted by Gary B | Thursday, August 23 2012 at 5:01PM ET
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