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Syerita Turner
Syerita Turner
8/6/2013 7:58:10 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
In my organization the need for IT management software is high. However the budget is small. Because we are a small organization with less than 200 staff members, it is hard to get the best management system but there are ones out there better than what we have (there has to be). It's all in the research of finding the one that will best fit the needs of the organization and not break the pocket book while doing it. Anyone have any suggestions for systems that we can look into??

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
7/31/2013 11:04:02 PM
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Re: The instrument panel.
That's the problem in an age of data and statistics.  We have all these things that we can measure, and all these ways of measuring, so managers think that -- by golly -- we ought to be measuring SOMETHING!

And maybe we well ought to...but far too often nobody knows what to measure, so they go by stupid metrics like quarterly budget forecasts.

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manshi
manshi
7/31/2013 2:28:06 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
@Waz: Do you mean to say it should be kept as high as possible is it ?          

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Waz
Waz
7/29/2013 11:14:27 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
@Adil . you are right. but at the same time , we would have to be considerate about the clients and target population. if we kept the price tag so scary then that it wont be very helpful to fetch future clientele. 

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jagibbons
jagibbons
7/29/2013 9:36:15 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
In my experience, the drill-down in dashboards tends to be the biggest problem. Either the tool doesn't do it well or the data sources are integrated such that detail is readily available without writing more "reports." But, having summary level data and being able to drill deeper are both very important.

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Adil
Adil
7/28/2013 10:10:28 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
@legalcio. Every innovation introduced has got a heavy price tag initially. as the things get into common use they become affordable for all and sundry . I think its quite natrual and management tool would get into access of a common man. 

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manshi
manshi
7/27/2013 10:08:50 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
@jagibbons: Well I feel the use of dashboards is vital. It should give you the overall picture and should also have the capability to dig more if the need is there but the initial display should be the overall picture of the business.  

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manshi
manshi
7/25/2013 1:32:07 AM
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Re: The instrument panel.
@Kim: IMO I feel dashboards are being implemented to give you a oval image of the functionality. I don't think it needs to go deep in a dashboard isn't it ?  

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RobD
RobD
7/23/2013 5:37:30 PM
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Re: The instrument panel.
Kim, I'm thinking more along the lines of an intelligent dashboard, that has a default (your broad oversight) view, but which adapts to current status of the infrastructure, so that, at any given time, it will: 1. Show VMs that are becoming resource-constrained, or 2. Show the status of the "local" network between VMs in a specific provider that are being congested, or 3. Show an application that is under attack (e.g.: a 'slow' HTTP attack).

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jagibbons
jagibbons
7/23/2013 5:01:32 PM
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Re: The instrument panel.
I'm dealing with several of those right now. The object lesson is easier when I can point to a current, expensive project that is geared toward fixing a long-term issue that was caused by short-sighted decisions. Sometimes leaders need to be bitten by this before they stop and take the longer view.

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