Integrated CIO Dashboards

CIOs often complain that they simply do not have the right data to make decisions – either they do not trust the data or it simply does not exist. For the CIO, data is everything. It should be easy to collect, easy to report and easy to use.

With the advent of BI (Business Intelligence), many Executives are now demanding dashboards to present information in an easy to understand way to help make swift (and justified) decisions.

However, when considering IT, the CIOs typically focus on IT Services related dashboards and information that tend to focus on infrastructure and operations. This only provides part of the answer which is very technical and focused on “lights on” related metrics.

There is a need for an “integrated CIO dashboard” which represents information that relates to ALL IT processes and resources (i.e. encompassing people, process and technology).

The key to delivering an integrated dashboard for CIOs (and perhaps, for CxOs) is to combine metrics, perspectives and data covering all aspects of IT. The goal is to create a single system of record for all IT processes  that combines information that transcends the four primary pillars of IT together: strategy, design, transition and operations.

Only by taking this approach can CIOs gain immediate access to information to drive decisions and track the performance of their IT. Additionally, CIOs can view how well IT services are performing against business commitments as well as measure IT costs – all from a single dashboard – connecting all activities / portfolios (e.g. projects/programmes, financials, application, services, etc.) across the enterprise rather than focusing in on any particular silo.

This is the heart of what IT Transformation should really be about … So … To coin a phrase

“Stop Talking About Transformation. Do It!”

Situational BI: Agile and Self-Service Analytics

On-Demand Webinar (Length: 59.30)

Increasing competition and the need to react rapidly to today’s fast changing business climate is leading BI to play an ever increasing and important role in driving and optimizing daily decision making. But being able to quickly and easily ask and answer questions of your data in a dynamic and constantly changing environment is not a simple task. Traditional BI is often too cumbersome and complex for today’s business environment, requiring significant IT support and involving long turnaround times for even something as basic as customizing an existing report or analysis.

Featured Speakers

Claudia Imhoff
President of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. and Founder of Boulder BI Brain Trust

Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., is a thought leader, visionary, and practitioner in the rapidly growing field of business intelligence. She is an internationally recognized expert on analytics, business intelligence, and the infrastructure to support these initiatives. Dr. Imhoff has co-authored five highly regarded and popular books on these subjects and written more than 100 articles for technical and business magazines.

Colin White
Founder of BI Research and President of DataBase Associates Inc.

Colin White is the Founder of BI Research and President of DataBase Associates Inc. Colin is well known for his in-depth knowledge of data management, information integration, and business intelligence technologies. With many years of IT and consulting experience, he is a frequent speaker at industry events. The author of numerous articles and papers on deploying evolving information technologies for business benefit, Colin is also a regular contributor to several industry journals.