I don't often talk about vendor funded market research due to the obvious dangers of skewed analysis - but I will make an exception with a new (and free) report from industry analyst Lyndsay Wise and Dashboard Insight. The report is called "Data Visualization - Market Landscape" and was funded in part by InetSoft (a dashboard vendor) who sent it on to me.
Why read this report? Because in 35 pages you get an understanding of:
- the context within which dashboards can be used
- how a range of industries currently do dashboarding
- 4 case studies
- a snapshot of the capabilities of 21 vendor products
- large and specialist vendors as well as some open source options.
So if you are unfamiliar with the area and are wondering if dashboarding can play a role in your organisation's analytic strategy then reading this report is an effective way to improve your understanding. Kudos to those involved.