Monitoring an automated task control management system is best done using a dashboard style interface. When you have lots of information to present and the need to allow for many possible drilldowns to detail levels, it’s hard not to use the dashboard approach. This enterprise dashboard allows the set up, execution and monitoring of IT related tasks such as scripts, batch jobs, database queries, etc. The tasks can be grouped according to system functions or business processes. The dashboard is a nice mix of machine level information such as utilization levels and business functions such as the business process flow diagram.
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So what or who is The Dashboard Spy? As his about page states, The Dashboard Spy is just a guy interested in the design of enterprise dashboards. He could not find any executive dashboard design source books (or even screenshots of real business dashboards) and so set about creating his own. Finally convinced to post his extensive collection of dashboard screenshots online, he was amazed to find how popular it has become. If you have a nice screenshot of a digital dashboard, balanced scorecard, or any business intelligence graphic to share, please send an email to info _at_ dashboardspy.com. Also check out The Dashboard Spy’s favorite books on business dashboards.
PS: If you find yourself part of an enterprise dashboard effort, you must study Enterprise Dashboards: Design and Best Practices for IT, the only book on actually implementing enterprise dashboards.