Emergence of Chief Data Officer – BigData – Good Data – Bad Data

Emergence of Chief Data Officer With the proliferation of Big data, every individual is drowning in the Big sea of Data. It seems we need to create a new CXO position for Data. Let us call is CDO = Chief Data Officer More at Data governance becomes even more important as the number of information … Read more

NetCharts Financial Dashboard from Visual Mining

NetCharts Performance Dashboards are desktop based applications that come in three packages, Excel Edition, Desktop Edition and Enterprise Edition. As indicated by the name, the Excel Edition accesses data stored in Excel files only. The Desktop Edition is designed for individual use and the Enterprise Edition will function over a group server. Some features you … Read more

Mobile App Dashboard on the US Economy from Lancet

Mobile apps are becoming more and more sophisticated and detailed all the time. It is now becoming possible to access high quality dashboards with full functionality on mobile phones, specifically iPhones and android-based hand sets, and of course iPads. Here, we look at a dashboard that has been designed by Lancet for iPad users, which … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 7)

In the previous six posts, we have been look at how to correctly generate reports that are based on user queries. In this, the final post of the series, we will discuss Pivot Tables, Column Selectors and Report-Level Prompts. Pivot Tables are integral components of many dashboards, but they do require certain specific settings in … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 6)

In the previous posts we have looked at the various formatting guidelines for reports that are based on user queries. So far we have considered the best settings for column and gridline displays, layouts and charts. However an important consideration when setting up Queries Views is the issue of titles, or Titles Views. When setting … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Views (Part 5)

In the previous post we looked at some of the various chart formatting options that are recommended by the Oracle Design Guidelines for reports. This included minimizing axis titles and text, and avoiding heavily colored gridlines. Following on from this, it is worth considering the placement of data labels. In order to minimize clutter in … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Design (Part 4)

There are two core elements of any dashboard – the dashboard interface itself and the reports it generates. When creating a dashboard, most people will initially focus on the dashboard itself – its appearance, its layout and the data it will contain. However, it is also important to consider the appearance and components of the … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Design (Part 3)

Just as it is important to ensure that only the necessary amount of columns are included in any report, it is also important to include only the required number of views. Using an Oracle BI application it is possible to remove a view from a report without actually deleting it. In order to achieve this, … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Design (Part 2)

As discussed in the previous post, the correct filtering of data according to user queries is an essential feature of any dashboard. While it may seem straightforward in concept, there are a number of issues to consider when setting up filtering. The Oracle Design Guidelines provide some very specific and helpful information on how to … Read more

Oracle Design Guidelines – Queries Design (Part 1)

One of the most important features of a dashboard is its ability to filter information according to specific user queries. The dashboard user should be able to set certain criteria, such as time period, location or product, and then be provided with the relevant data only. The Oracle Design Guidelines explain how to achieve results … Read more