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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           June 26, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 13

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In this issue:

1) How important are pivot tables in data-driven 
   decision support?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers


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1) How important are pivot tables in data-driven 
decision support?

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com 

Some analysis tools are used more and are used more 
effectively than others. For example, pivot tables have 
become key analysis tools since Microsoft included the 
capability with Excel. Companies have massive amounts 
of information and have difficulty managing, retrieving 
and analyzing it (cf., Lohr, New York Times on April 23, 
2011). Lohr discusses this problem and asserts that 
"data-driven decision making" can increase productivity 
by 5 to 6 percent. Pivot tables are a key tool for 
analyzing and summarizing large amounts of data.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

06/24/2011 Call for Papers: DSS’2012 – 16th IFIP WG8.3 
International Conference on Decision Support Systems, 
Anávissos, Greece, June 28-30 2012.

06/24/2011 The IPG Media Lab and Affectiva announce winners 
of first annual neuromarketing awards.

06/23/2011 MicroStrategy and Kognitio deepen partnership 
to solve big data problems.

06/22/2011 New IBM analytics technology helps clients 
unlock big data.

06/21/2011 Ericom releases AccessToGo™ - fastest RDP 
client for iPad, iPhone and Android. 

06/16/2011 IBM turns 100.

06/15/2011 National Bank of Abu Dhabi gains real-time 
analytics with SAS, Teradata.

06/14/2011 Aster Data technology brings value of big data 
into focus.

06/14/2011 SAP makes analytics easy for SMEs and lines 
of business. 

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences

1. Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management track at AMCIS 
sponsored by AIS SIG DSS, Detroit, MI, August 4-7, 2011.
Check http://amcis2011.aisnet.org/

2. 2011 DSI Annual Meeting November 19-22, 2011 at the Boston 
Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 
Check http://www.decisionsciences.org/conferences/default.asp

3. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence track at 
ICIS 2011, Shanghai, China December 4-7, 2011. 
Check http://icis2011.aisnet.org/track16.htm

4. Call for papers: DSS’2012 – 16th IFIP WG8.3 International 
Conference on Decision Support Systems, Anávissos, Greece, 
June 28-30 2012. 
Check http://dssresources.com/news/3303.php

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