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    September 21, 2008 – Vol. 9, No. 19

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    Dan PowerAre Executive Information Systems (EIS) needed?
    by Dan Power
    Editor, DSSResources.com

    At least 30 years ago, Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) began going online for information (cf., Rockhart, 1979; Rockhart and Treacy, 1982; Houdeshel and Watson, 1987). Specialized Executive Information Systems (EIS) were developed to support senior management. By the mid-1990s, these systems were losing favor in IT departments and in corporate board rooms. Some perceived having a system only for executives was elitist, others saw EIS briefing books as hard to maintain, or under used and redundant with other systems, and some managers felt EIS had low quality data. Some IT managers saw web-based, enterprise-wide business intelligence systems as a replacement. So what do we need today? Modern EIS? Decision Intelligence Systems(Imhoff and White, 8/27/2008)? Portals? or Executive user views to the enterprise-wide data warehouse?

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