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Vol. 11, No. 16
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What are the specific benefits of document-driven DSS?
by Dan Power
Document-driven DSS is a relatively new category of computerized decision support. These systems assist in analysis, retrieval and management of unstructured documents that are used in decision making processes. Documents is a broad term that includes written, oral and video materials. Fedorowicz (1996) defined document as a "chunk" of information. Examples of written documents are reports, meeting minutes, catalogs, letters from customers, memos, and e-mail; oral documents are conversations and recordings of meetings that are often transcribed; video may be news video clips, internal video or television commercials. Benefits of document-driven DSS are many and are often quickly realized. A good system can improve a targeted decision process without significantly changing or disrupting the process. What are the benefits?
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This white paper by Dylan Jones provides practical advice that will help the reader understand the pivotal role data quality technology must play in a data migration. Jones describes five distinct implementations of data quality technology in detail, each one providing clear evidence for the need to - and the benefits of - adopting the right data quality approach in data migration projects.

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Events

Decision Sciences Institute 2010 Annual Meeting
Join us at the 2010 DSI 41st Annual Meeting November 20 - 23, 2010
This years theme:  Challenging the Status Quo -- Breakthrough Innovations that Rejuvenate Organizations

A little revolution is a good thing now and then.  In 2009 the Decisions Science Institute (DSI) celebrated its 40th year of existence as one of the leading academic societies.  The annual conference in 2010 marks the beginning of the next 40 years, in which we expect to break new ground, try new ideas, and create new value for all participants.

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BI Congress II: The Gateway to the Future on Analytics
Join us at the BI Congress II in Saint Louis, MO on December 11 and 12, 2010 and help shape the future of analytics!

The 2010 Business Intelligence Congress II will bring together academic professionals and industry representatives who share a common passion for research and education innovation in the field of analytics. In the spirit of open innovation - learn from, contribute your knowledge to, and brainstorm with the key industry and academic movers and shakers!

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Whitepapers

ActiveHealth and IBM pioneer cloud cloud computing and clinical decision support solution to help doctors deliver high quality, cost effective patient care.
IBM and ActiveHealth Management, an Aetna subsidiary, today unveiled a new cloud computing and clinical decision support solution that will enable medical practices, hospitals and states to change the way they deliver healthcare, providing better quality care at a lower cost.
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Meteoric rise of Android, iPhone in enterprise - penetrating 43% of Good Technology deployments.
Good Technology, the leading provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for iPhone, iPad, Android and other leading smartphone platforms, today released internal metrics about the changing landscape of IT and mobile enterprise technology. The trend of personal smartphones infiltrating the workplace is being led by new Android™ devices along with Apple's iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch devices based on its iOS™ platform. Good Technology is driving the overall paradigm shift of personal phones doubling as work phones, which is spurring substantial growth for the company. In the first half of 2010, over 1,500 enterprises have deployed Good for Enterprise to secure and manage these popular new devices and enable them for access to business applications and data. iOS and Android devices have already penetrated 43% of all of Good's deployments, and nearly one-fifth of its enterprise customers are using Good for Enterprise to secure and manage three or more device platforms.
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Big-ticket technology deals resume in Q2 2010.
Big-ticket merger-and-acquisition (M&A) deals returned to the global technology sector in the second quarter of 2010 (Q2'10), with seven transactions valued at more than US$1 billion, according to a new report by Ernst & Young. However, the report also points out that the return of macroeconomic uncertainty to the global economy in Q2'10 likely played a role in holding deal numbers flat with Q1'10 — and casts a shadow of uncertainty, in the short-term, over continued M&A growth.
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E-mails and Intranet are top communication methods used to engage employees.
The most common communication vehicles organizations use to engage employees and foster productivity are e-mail (83 percent) and an organization's intranet (75 percent). Those are a couple of the findings in a new survey released by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation and Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company. The survey also found nearly half of employers currently communicate through Facebook, instant messaging, and Twitter.
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SAP helps companies of all sizes to become customer-centric businesses.
SAP today announced strong market adoption and new industry validation for its customer relationship management (CRM) solutions for large enterprises and midsize companies. The SAP® CRM application and SAP® Business All-in-One solution have rapidly growing customer bases, with adoption by sales, marketing and service professionals in companies around the globe, including Layby Services, Lincoln Electric, PBS A/S, Sterling Planet and Yaskawa. Adding to a growing list of accolades for SAP CRM and the CRM functionality in SAP Business All-in-One, Forrester Research, Inc., recognized SAP as a leader in the CRM market, reporting in its recently released Forrester Wave™ reports that SAP provides one of the most complete offerings reflecting the requirements of large and midsize organizations.
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