What is currently possible with Communications-Driven DSS?
For more than a week in October 2001, I tried to use Communication and Information Technologies to coordinate my teaching activities and manage DSSResources.COM from various Internet connections in
The 13 hour time difference is a special challenge that I'm still adapting too. It is currently on Sunday evening in
Task coordination seems to suffer the most with asynchronous communication. Also, somehow I always feel ahead of or behind in the business decision-making process. I have had a few chat sessions with the
I've also learned that Web-based email is crucial for maintaining contact. I've had some emails to DSSResources.COM summarized and forwarded because the email@example.com account can't be read from a Web client and that "relay" approach has been totally unacceptable.
Also, I have been using the DSSResources.COM Bulletin Board and a course Bulletin Board. A Bulletin Board provides a record of discussions, but it seems agonizingly slow for all but the most complex discussion of issues and decision alternatives. Any spontaneity seems to quickly get lost or defused.
I have even had to resort to an occasional phone call to personalize my long distance discussions and interactions. All in all, the current technologies have not provided me with very satisfying management support.
I was lecturing about using Microsoft NetMeeting for Decision Support in a face-to-face MBA MIS class session here in
The above response is from Power, D., What is currently possible with Communications-Driven DSS? DSS News, Vol. 2, No. 21,
Last update: 2005-08-06 21:45
Author: Daniel Power
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