What happened at DSSResources 2007-2010?

by Dan Power

The DSS Research Resources home page started during late summer 1995 as a way of organizing the vast amounts of information on decision support systems (DSS) found during Webcrawler and Alta Vista searches for DSS-related web sites.

From October 2, 1995 to January 1, 1997, the DSS Research Resources website transmitted more than 300,000 files to visitors in more than 50 countries. In 1997, almost 1500 files per day were transmitted from a Quarterdeck WebStar server running on an Apple Macintosh IIci at and from a SUN Sparc 4 workstation running Netscape Commerce server at URL By 1997, the DSS Research Resources home page had been transmitted to more than 12000 visitors.

The name of the site was changed to DSS Resources in Spring 1998. The domain name was registered at that time with InterNIC. In late 1998 and early January 1999 DSS Resources moved to a second generation design with a new logo and format. The revised DSS Resources home page was posted January 15, 1999.

My son Alex and I activated the DSSResources.COM web site on 09/28/1999.

Alex Power still helps me with some technical issues, but he is now a full-time employee at Google.

Thanks everyone for 15 years of DSS Resources and especialy for 11 years as Without visitors, subscribers and advertisers and my interest in the topic, the site would not continue to exist. Please let me know how we can enhance our site and I am always looking for quality content, articles, cases and interviews.

From August 12, 2007 until October 10, 2010, the Business Intelligence Network handled the electronic publication and advertising sales for DSS News. Since May 10, 2000, 282 issues of DSS News have been published. In most of the newsletters, I have written a column titled Ask Dan. The columns are in the newsletter archive and most of the Ask Dan columns are also part of the "Ask Dan! Frequently Asked DSS Questions" page at .

Some recent columns include:

What are common data mining mistakes?

What is decision-oriented diagnosis for building DSS?

What are "best practice" guidelines for decision process flowcharts?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Second Life for decision support?

What are the best Second Life resources for communications-driven decision support?

Can multi-user visual simulations provide real world decision support?

What rules should guide DSS user interface design?

When is group DSS most appropriate?

You can subscribe to DSS News by sending a message to: where the body of the message contains: SUB dssnews

DSS News is published bi-weekly on Sundays. Send your questions about decision support to me, Dan Power, at .

Check the front page at for a link to the current DSS News.

Last update: 2011-01-03 06:52
Author: Daniel Power

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