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DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 22, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 14


In this issue

1) Why are some organizations slow to adopt new decision support technologies?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers


1) Why are some organizations slow to adopt new decision support technologies?

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com


Change and innovation continues related to computerized decision support. Some managers seem quick to purchase new technologies and try out new capabilities, others are slower to adopt an innovation. Adopting a new technology is the first step in building a new capability and gaining technology acceptance in an organization. Managers can adopt an innovation, but intended users may not accept the new technology. So why are some managers quick to adopt and others delay. Leaders and laggards are common among individuals and organizations in the adoption of technology. In the late 1950s, sociology researchers (Bohlen, Beal and Rogers, 1957) proposed a technology adoption lifecycle model. Moore (1991) in Crossing the Chasm proposed a variation of the lifecycle.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

07/18/2012 Peruvian government agency selects Teradata Analytic Database environment. Check release.

07/18/2012 jcpenney selects Oracle to support business transformation. Check release.

07/17/2012 SAP unveils new analytics innovations that turn "Big Data" into "Intelligent Data". Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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2. Call for papers: BI Congress 3 in Orlando, FL, Dec. 15 and 16, 2012. Click here

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