A preview of our information dashboard

16Apr12

Below you can se a screen shot of our new information dashboard for the intranet. At the moment we are at version 0,8 and there are some additional work to do before launch May 15.


The goal of the dashboard version 1,0 is to launch the intranet section “My page”, where the employee will get:

  • Global intranet news items
  • Local intranet news items from her own business unit
  • Local news items from her own job role
  • Intranet blog posts you want to follow
  • Intranet forum posts you want to follow
  • RSS streams you want to follow (any rss from the internet)
  • Twitter hash tags you want to follow
  • Twitter persons you want to follow
  • Tools you need in your work day
  • People search (a very basic one)

In the future (+18-24m) the dashboard will have some more functionality, for example:

  • My email
  • My calendar
  • My docs
  • My todos
  • Flextime box
  • Modern employee DB search
  • Key BI data

The goal is to build and launch new versions every quarter with more and more functionality.



5 Responses to “A preview of our information dashboard”

  1. Looks good and are easy to follow with the amount of data you have now; but how do you plan to manage “information overflow” when you add even more services to the dash board?
    Im a Intranet Manager @ Elekta AB and i have battled with load of information that comes with integration’s, but also with simple functions like News, Announcements, task and events (both global and local). I found my ways in not using list like modules but instead only show data when it is important, fresh, subscribed etc and then as soon as it is viewed, old or expired it go away. This also saves space on the start page and you don’t have to have fixed location for all types of content. I will never get the chance to implement it as i will continue as a SharePoint consultant; but i will make sure it get made in the future.🙂

  2. Hi, Fredrik! Thank you! I have myself been thinking about the information overflow and how to avoid a My page eight screens long.

    We will try to avoid this, mainly by studying statistics, heat maps and user patterns. Things not used will get less space or go away. We can also adjust the length of the news blurbs/summaries.

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