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Vol. 10, No. 15
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What are examples of routine decision support queries?
by Dan Power
In the mid-1980s, the introduction of powerful relational database management systems (RDBMS) like Oracle and IBM DB2 encouraged managers to expect they could get answers directly from the company database. The idea was that managers would write their own English-like questions using structured query language (SQL). That hope was not fulfilled. Writing even simple queries can be challenging and a poorly constructed query can slow other computer processing. Let's examine SQL, pronounced see-quel or "S" "Q" "L", and some of the routine decision support questions a manager might ask using an RDBMS.
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When Data Can't Be Trusted, MDM Becomes "Plan B"?
by Jill Dyche
For some time now, data has been moving around the enterprise at a faster pace. Banks, retailers, communications companies, healthcare providers, and high-tech firms—they all have a more urgent need to share data across business applications, end-users, and core systems. The emergence of new technologies, most notably message bus solutions, facilitates these new levels of data exchange. But this data sharing reveals other problems, namely different versions of the same data.
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State of the Business Intelligence Market,
2008 – 2009

Find out about the current state of the business intelligence market and new opportunities for business intelligence open systems. What impact do the acquisitions of Business Objects by SAP, Cognos by IBM and Hyperion by Oracle have on your organization?

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Find out about the current state of the business intelligence market and new opportunities for business intelligence open systems. What impact do the acquisitions of Business Objects by SAP, Cognos by IBM and Hyperion by Oracle have on your organization?

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Events

2009 International Conference on DSS
August 5 - 6, 2009, San Francisco, California
The theme of this International Conference (sponsored by AIS SIG DSS, the International Society for Decision Support Systems) is to acknowledge the rich legacy of DSS research, teaching, and practice, while charting a course for the future.

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Americas Conference on Information Systems 2009
August 6 - 9, 2009, San Francisco, California
AMCIS 2009 will bring together the best of academia and industry to focus on the future of Information Systems. Come join us in the City by the Bay and be part of this exciting conference.

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Need to integrate real-time manufacturing data with diverse business systems, says Frost & Sullivan.
Offering a high degree of business agility and fostering proactive decision-making, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solutions see widespread adoption across process and discrete industry verticals. EMI solutions have helped to bridge the gap between production and business environments.
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CSC signs $115 million IT services renewal agreement with Henry Ford Health system.
CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has signed a new information technology outsourcing services renewal contract with Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's leading healthcare providers, located in southeast Michigan. The new five-year, three-month agreement runs through March 2014 and has an estimated total contract value of $115 million. The agreement was signed during the third quarter of CSC's fiscal year 2009.
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Connotate equips Penn State Seniors to research future global trends.
Connotate, the leading provider of solutions which transform information from the Web and enterprise into user-empowered on-demand applications and actionable intelligence, today announced the use of their SaaS environment as an integral part of the capstone IST 440W course offered at Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST).
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