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What are characteristics of a decision support system?
by Dan Power
How do you know a computerized system is a decision support system (DSS)? This question is important because knowledge transfer is more meaningful when we classify and categorize. Identifying characteristics, distinguishable features, attributes or aspects of all DSS helps distinguish such systems from other systems. Once accurate classification occurs, we are more likely to identify patterns and generalizations. In general, information systems that provide decision relevant information and results are decision support systems.
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Because of increasing complexity, rapid change and risk, managers have an obligation to shareholders to learn about and understand computerized decision support systems (DSS).

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Events

iEMSS International workshop: "Tales of adoption - how and why are DSS successful in environmental and related sectors"
July 5-8, 2010 Ottawa
iEMSS the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software announces a new Workshop “Tales of Adoption: How and why are DSS successful in environmental and related sectors”. This Workshop is part of the Congress to be held 5-8 July in Ottawa, Canada.

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DSS 2010
July 7-10, 2010 - Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
"Bridging the socio-technical gap in DSS - Challenges for the next decade" is the theme of the 2010 IFIP WG 8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems.

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Jaspersoft’s new software community release delivers broad suite of business intelligence capabilities.
Jaspersoft, creator of the world’s most widely used business intelligence software, today announced the immediate availability of Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release for free download at jasperforge.org. The Jaspersoft 3.7 Community release comes just weeks after the general availability of Jaspersoft 3.7 Enterprise Edition, a commercially-supported release of the most advanced business analytics and reporting functionality available from an open source software provider.
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Gartner announces Business Intelligence Summit 2010 April 12-14, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
Gathering and using business information are critical to driving growth. With nearly half of organizations anticipating that business intelligence (BI) budgets will increase in the next 12 months, it is vital that investments are deployed that build - and develop - the use of these investments in the business.
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Survey shows one-third of organizations worldwide have undertaken MDM implementations.
Baseline Consulting, an acknowledged leader in information design and deployment to improve business performance and realize strategic objectives, recently released the results of an international market survey which found that approximately one-third of enterprise organizations worldwide have undertaken more than two Master Data Management (MDM) implementations, suggesting that MDM has moved beyond the pilot stage and is coming of age.
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Gartner reveals five social software predictions for 2010 and beyond.
"A lot has happened in a year within the social software and collaboration space. The growing use of platforms such as Twitter and Facebook by business users has resulted in serious enterprise dialogue about procuring social software platforms for the business,” said Mark R. Gilbert, research vice president at Gartner and co-chair of the Portals, Content and Collaboration (PCC) Summit. “Success in social software and collaboration will be characterized by a concerted and collaborative effort between IT and the business.
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Talanx Group renews core policy management process with SAP® software.
SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Talanx Group, the third-biggest insurance group in Germany will implement the SAP® Policy Management application to unify the property and casualty lines of businesses at its subsidiaries, HDI-Gerling Firmen und Privat Versicherung AG and HDI Direkt Versicherung AG. The key decision criteria for selecting SAP Policy Management were the software’s capabilities, flexibility and its potential to integrate with SAP and non-SAP insurance solutions. By renewing its policy administration IT landscape with SAP software, the insurance group aims to increase the efficiency of policy administration, improve customer service and accelerate the time-to-market for delivering new insurance products.
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