data dashboard is an information management tool that visually tracks, analyzes, and displays performance metrics and data points to monitor the health of a business. Data dashboard has been all the rage for quite some time. People want a quick snapshot of the current status of sales, stock, activity – whatever they are tracking. Is this a trend that will continue? Silicon UK brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Visualizing Data: How Data Insights Could Be About To Change.”

Dashboards can be customizable to meet the specific needs of a department and company. As businesses collect vast quantities of information from their customers and commercial partners, how can this data be visualized for insights? Is the data dashboard now not fit for purpose?

Similar to dashboards, data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs and maps, data visualization tools provide an accessible way to see and understand trends, outliers and patterns in data.

Melody K. Smith

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