Everywhere in business these days you hear about dashboards. Dashboards for marketing, dashboards for the C-suite and even dashboards for dashboards. If dashboards are so popular it’s no wonder that Google rolled out their dashboard for your Google account.
In an effort to provide you with greater transparency and control over their own data, we’ve built the Google Dashboard. Designed to be simple and useful, the Dashboard summarizes data for each product that you use (when signed in to your account) and provides you direct links to control your personal settings. Today, the Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, Orkut, YouTube, Picasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and many more. The scale and level of detail of the Dashboard is unprecedented, and we’re delighted to be the first Internet company to offer this — and we hope it will become the standard.
Is that true? There is NO other Internet company that offered a dashboard prior to Google’s announcement? I find that a little hard to believe but who has the time to see if that claim is actually accurate? Who even cares if it’s accurate.
As we get plowed under with more and more data the real winners in the race to harness the information overflow will be those who can capture things in a manageable fashion.
Few if any companies offer the range of services that Google does so having this snapshot of exactly what you do have in the Google system can be helpful. Just another service to keep you close to home and on the ‘mother ship’. Honestly, though, while it seems interesting I am not sure how I will benefit from it but that’s just me. Right?