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Vol. 11, No. 17
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When is group DSS most appropriate?
by Dan Power
Communications-driven and model-driven group decision support systems (GDSS) help people overcome group communication and decision making problems. A GDSS is an interactive, computer-based system that facilitates solution of problems and making choices by decision-makers working as a group. The most basic group support software emphasizes communication tools including generating ideas, supporting discussion, and messaging. More sophisticated model-driven group DSS include decision modeling tools and structured group decision techniques to improve group performance. Managers need to know what group DSS should be used when?
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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

Australian Bureau of Statistics adopts IBM social software to boost employee collaboration.
IBM today announced that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is adopting IBM social software to support the way thousands of employees connect and interact. According to a recent IBM survey, 98 percent of CEOs need to restructure the way their organizations work. 5.3 hours are wasted per employee per week due to inefficient processes. Two hours is spent per employee per day looking for the right information and expertise within an organization. Social software can help alleviate this problem because it helps keep global work teams better connected and more able to deliver results.
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MicroStrategy announces free, one-day mobile business intelligence class.
MicroStrategy® Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced its complimentary "Introduction to Mobile Business Intelligence" course. The one-day class provides hands-on instruction for building mobile BI applications using MicroStrategy Mobile. The Introduction to MicroStrategy Mobile class is designed for business users, BI analysts and developers, and project managers. Attendees will learn design techniques and gain experience developing and deploying a fully-functional mobile business intelligence app.
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Business intelligence fuels growth for small and midsize customers.
To keep growth on track in a challenging economic climate, small and midsize companies need immediate, holistic insight across their organizations. As they grow successfully, these companies also need solutions that can easily scale to keep pace. In order to address these requirements, SAP AG delivers market-leading business intelligence (BI) solutions that empower employees with intuitive access to information, giving them the visibility necessary to make smarter decisions. Recognizing that small and midsize customers often have limited IT budgets, these BI solutions can be simply deployed and administered with minimal resources.
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Communication can conquer virtual team challenges.
Whether a small business has employees in different offices or working from home, communication barriers are far more complex for those facing time and distance challenges in the absence of face-to-face contact. Fortunately, these obstacles are surmountable with the help of proper communication techniques. Small- to medium-sized business (SMB) expert, Denise O'Berry, provides her list of "Do's and Don'ts" to help educate small business managers on maximizing their staff regardless of geography.
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JM Family Enterprises set to gain greater business intelligence with Teradata Active Enterprise data warehouse platform.
Teradata Corporation, the world’s largest company solely focused on data warehousing and enterprise analytics, announced today that new customer JM Family Enterprises, Inc. has purchased a Teradata Active Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) platform to facilitate its need for business intelligence. Teradata Professional Services supported the diversified automotive corporation in the implementation. Teradata Managed Services is now providing data warehouse infrastructure, data integration, and performance services while Teradata Customer Services is offering technical assistance for critical business services.
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