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ALSO CALLED: Dash Boards, Digital Dashboards, Corporate Dashboards, Enterprise Dashboards
DEFINITION: 1) In information technology, a dashboard is a user interface that, somewhat resembling an automobile's dashboard, organizes and presents information in a way that is easy to read. However, a computer dashboard is more likely to be interactive than an automobile dashboard (unless it is also computer-based). To some extent, most graphical user interfaces (GUIs) resemble a dashboard. However, some  … 
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DASHBOARDS DEFINITION (continued): …  product developers consciously employ this metaphor (and sometimes the term) so that the user instantly recognizes the similarity.2) Some products that aim to integrate information from multiple components into a unified display refer to themselves as dashboards. For example, a product might obtain information from the local operating system in a computer, from one or more applications that may be running, and from one or more remote sites on the Web and present it as though it all came from the same source. Hewlett Packard developed the first such product, which began as a tool for customizing … 
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