What do The Beatles and Jay-Z have to do with business intelligence dashboards?
Welcome to the world of the data mashup!
As we have seen in the last few business intelligence dashboard examples, there is definitely a trend towards the use of data mashups on enterprise dashboards. Components such as Google Maps are valuable contributions on BI dashboards that add to the value of the user experience.
I’d like to point out an MP3 on tdwi.com that gives some great background on data mashups. It’s an interview titled: Audio Report: Mashups, Data and BI.
Byron Igoe starts off by explaining the general mashup phenomenon with a look at The Grey Album – a mashup of The White Album by the Beatles and The Black Album by Jay-Z. He explains that the idea of mashups in general has become quite popular.