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    Decision Support Q & A


    Dan PowerWhat is Alter's DSS taxonomy?
    by Dan Power
    Editor, DSSResources.com

    In the mid-1970s, the first wave of computerized decision support systems (DSS) became practical. Steven L. Alter, while a Ph.D. student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studied and classified these first wave DSS. Then in 1980, Alter published his taxonomy of computerized DSS in an influential scholarly professional book. Alter's first wave DSS taxonomy is based on the degree to which DSS output can directly determine a decision. Also, the taxonomy is related to a spectrum of generic operations that can be performed by decision support systems. So what is Alter's DSS taxonomy?

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