As discussed today I'll be looking at the types of presentations that you can use.
Below is a selection of them:
Humans like visual representation so using these charts in the right way and gauging which are right to represent the information to your audience is crucial.
Dashboard - More aligned to presenting real time information. The key thing to remember is that any dashboard you use should auto update.
Analysis - Presents the drill down of a problem. This is the root cause analysis, where we know there is a problem and we want to drill down and show what is causing the issue. Where’s the bottleneck? Was there a change?
Advice - Provide some automatic advice, automatic interpretation of the data that you are reporting on.
Virtualization - Report on virtualization data, make it easy to understand what is happening in your virtual environment.
Business - We have discussed about bringing in business data to the CMIS. Why do we want to do that? We can look for correlations by measuring component data against business metrics and show these in our business reports.
Trending - We can show ‘what-if’ trending which can give you a ‘time to live’ value.
Modeling - More accurate prediction reports to show are modeling reports. You can show things like future system response times or identify where any future bottlenecks are likely to occur.
Breakdown - Shows further analysis on the data in an easy to understand way.
Don't forget the key is to always remember to tailor your presentations to suit your audience.
On Monday I'll be dealing with what we will see at the management level.
There's a great webinar coming soon 'Essential reporting' , don't miss it!