Experts convene for Dashboard Insight's ground-breaking think tank

    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - Dashboard Insight recently brought some of North
America's most renowned analysts and consultants in the fields of business
intelligence and data visualization to participate in a "Mini Business
Intelligence Summit" in Toronto.
    The attendees participated in and exchanged ideas about developing trends
in the booming field of dashboards and business intelligence.
    The two-day event culminated in a panel discussion with some interesting
    First, dashboards and other Business Intelligence tools and initiatives
are being used more and more by corporations around the world to meet growing
regulatory and compliance demands by governments;
    Second, the effectiveness of dashboards and BI tools will depend on the
quality of the data being used and the willingness of management to include
all relevant information about performance, even when it is unpopular or
    Finally, while decisions about Business Intelligence tools used to be the
exclusive domain of corporate executives in Information Technology, consumers
and end users are now driving them as they recognize the potential of this new

    Dashboard Insight is Canada's first online publication dedicated to the
study and development of business dashboards. Originally intended only for
senior executives, dashboards are increasingly used throughout many companies
because they have proved so effective in helping managers at all levels make
better business decisions. They are viewed as "the tip of the Business
Intelligence iceberg". An estimated 40 percent of the 2000 largest U.S.-based
companies use dashboards, including Microsoft and Home Depot.
    Dashboard Insight's emergence as an industry resource is an example of
the increasing recognition by corporations of the importance of using Business
Intelligence tools in order to stay competitive in a global trade environment.
It also signals a growing Canadian influence, initiated by companies like
Cognos, in the field of Business Intelligence.

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