Delivering reliable and continuous IT services to end users is the need of the hour in today's challenging business model. End-users don't care about CPU, I/O or bandwidth; they care about the applications they need being up and being fast. To you, that means it's all about monitoring and managing IT performance, availability and capacity.
This raises the need for an Unified IT Dashboard for monitoring, alerting and reporting, which proactively highlights issues before they are reported by users, and helps you react faster when problems do happen.
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The choice of data representation depends on several factors such as human readability, aesthetics, creating the right perception and interpretation, cultural and regional considerations and so on. A large tabulated data or a wrong graphical representation of data may make comprehension difficult. Certain types of data suit certain graphical representations and some go by convention and tradition.
This applies to IT Management tools domain too and is achieved with the use of Dashboard functionality. ManageEngine IT360 Dashboard is a tabular-graphical-colored representation of data that typically meets the above requirements. The IT360 Dashboard uses some of the data representation methods given below:
The most important aspect of IT360 dashboards are its widgets and the possibilities / choices that it offers. Widgets help in shuffling chunks of data [drag and drop] from one position to another thereby helping you organize data at your will. Multi-columnar positioning of widgets also helps you organize your widget data.
IT360 offers a set of default dashboards with widgets:
In addition, you may create as many dashboards as you may want, specify the number of widget columns [from a 1 column Dashboard up to a 4 column dashboard] and customize their % widths. The widgets inside a dashboard can be repositioned at will [design time and run / real time] in the UI depending on the importance, its data size, criticality, changing need, etc.
You can select the performance widgets of your choice from the list for a given dashboard. There are about 15 widgets that are made available by default. You can add any number of the above 15 widgets, any number of times to a Dashboard.
Given the latest IT trends, it is just not enough to have the above formats. ManageEngine IT360 supports both Plasma View and the World Map View. With increasing screen size and with the top managements getting involved, you would also need a Plasma View. In addition, managing global locations being the order of the day, it makes sense to support map based views like World Map Views.
The reporting functionality of IT360 assists you to efficiently analyze your applications, servers, databases, services, network devices and storage devices, for months, and all this without making any additional configuration changes.
IT360 provides you with a simple interface that comes with more canned reporting profiles. Reports can be created off every attribute that is being monitored. It is equipped with scheduled and automatic emailing of periodic reports. You also get the ability to export data into different formats, such as PDF, CSV or XLS. With 7/30 reports, you can view in-depth historical data.