The fundamentals of management information – X
A letter that is synonymous with the tricky sides of business intelligence. We have to deal with the X axis of a diagram when → Scaling. X also stands for the unknown. For example, pivoting happily and without a plan is all well and good, but it soon leads to any number of reports with varying degrees of usefulness – while multiples of X make most things difficult, such as when the same diagram has to contain figures with entirely different magnitudes. Fortunately, we have come up with elegant ways of displaying small and large numbers in the same table in a compact form, sometimes in thousands (K), sometimes in millions (M) – making them X times more readable as a result.