What was the DSS News in October 2000?

by Daniel Power

Volume 1, issue number 12 of DSS News was published October 9, 2000. Then as now DSS News was a bi-weekly publication of DSSResources.COM. We had more than 2100 unique visitors each week at DSSResources.COM and we had 330 subscribers to DSS News. In that newsletter I announced a new feature at, a Researchers Directory. In October 2000, I could identify many of the researchers in academic decision support.

My column briefly discussed the question: What are the main types or categories of decision models used in DSS model base software? The question was submitted by Samuel Teong on October 06, 2000. My response:

"Recently, I posted Chapter 9 of my DSS Hyperbook that discusses building Model-Driven DSS. As I wrote and rewrote the chapter, I had to choose among various organizing frameworks. In the most recent revision I tried to examine 10 Management Science problem types: Cost-benefit analysis; Forecasting; Finance and investment; Inventory control and stockout; Location, allocation, distribution and transportation; Manpower planning and assignment; Project planning and control; Queuing and congestion; Reliability and replacement policy; and Sequencing and scheduling."

"I finally decided to discuss these 10 common decision support problem types in terms of five general categories of models: accounting and financial models, decision analysis models, forecasting models, network and optimization models, and simulation models. This structure helped organize my thinking. I deal with statistical, and artificial intelligence models in my chapter on Knowledge-Driven DSS and mining data ...."

"I would especially appreciate any comments on Chapter 9. Please send me your comments or post them to the DSSResources.COM Bulletin Board."

Power, D. J., Decision Support Systems: Concepts and Resources for Managers, 2002, Free PDF.

There were a number of interesting DSS News Stories from Sept. 22 to Oct. 06, 2000.

10/06/2000 'Transforming Information into Opportunity' is theme of ShowCase's User Conference, COMPASS 2000, Oct. 8-11, 2000, Orlando, Fla.

10/05/2000 Enron plans to provide computers, broadband access to employees for use at home.

10/05/2000 MathSoft Data Analysis Division introduced S-PLUSŪ 6 for UNIX/Linux. Major upgrade includes Java-based Graphical User Interface and connectivity.

10/04/2000 NCR funded study predicts total market for terabyte-sized data warehouse systems should reach 3,200 by 2002.

10/03/2000 CACI forms strategic alliance with Maximal to offer Data Visualization and Analysis Tool.

10/02/2000 LeapSource unveils CxO Desktop Interface. Executives can monitor key business indicators, receive financial updates via laptop or Palm VII.

09/29/2000 MicroStrategy launched online store. Try MicroStrategy 7 with full featured hands-on demo.

09/28/2000 LeaseLoan is speeding up the contract financing process using Web-based automated credit evaluation.

09/27/2000 Hyperion Performance Scorecard now features full Web-deployment and access to Hackett Benchmarking & Research database.

09/27/2000 NCR's Teradata database now supports Extensible Markup Language (XML), the Common Warehouse Model (CWM), and the Open Information Model (OIM).

09/26/2000 IBM's LotusDevelopment announced the public beta availability of LotusSametime 2.0, its real-time collaboration platform.

09/25/2000 Sagent Technology announced the Sagent Portal, a second generation information portal that integrates a broad range of content and applications.

09/25/2000 Competing Data Warehousing standards merge. Meta Data Coalition will merge with Object Management Group.

09/25/2000 Net Perceptions introduced E-commerce analyst software.


Last update: 2020-10-11 02:46
Author: Daniel Power

Print this record Print this record
Show this as PDF file Show this as PDF file

Please rate this entry:

Average rating: 0 from 5 (0 Votes )

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You cannot comment on this entry

DSS Home |  About Us |  Contact Us |  Site Index |  Subscribe | What's New
Please Tell Your Friends about DSSResources.COMCopyright © 1995-2015 by D. J. Power (see his home page).
DSSResources.COMsm is maintained by Daniel J. Power. Please contact him at with questions. See disclaimer and privacy statement.


powered by phpMyFAQ 1.5.3