Another sidebar to the release of ZENworks Pulsar.
The management console is moving from the tree-based heirarchical view of directory objects to becoming a much flatter, much more filtered task-centric view of objects.
A lot of discussion took place in the last couple of years internally to get the metaphors and behaviour just right.
The aside – take a look at Visual Complexity. Hundreds of examples of mapping and modelling then displaying very complex data.
It has everything from transport mapping to systems management: