There is currently a bar along the base of the dashboards that is only used for the refresh button on the right. It is completely underutilised real estate that could be changed to easily display effective updates in a news style rss ticker.
The below are options that I considered valuable for my organisation;
- This provides updates for breached thresholds on metrics and services that have changed condition, when clicked on the user is taken to the metric.
- An actual RSS feed input that will allow the business to stay informed of critical developments (I for example can my incident management tool for it).
- Displays latest annotations that users have made on a metric so that will help bring the tool alive making it more like a micro-exec community