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DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 5, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 15


In this issue

1) What should managers know about business intelligence and data-driven decision support?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What should managers know about business intelligence and data-driven decision support?

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com


Most managers want to make fact-based decisions. Many large organizations have implemented database systems called data warehouses to organize facts for timely retrieval. Some organizations have implemented business intelligence (BI) systems based upon earlier management and executive information systems (EIS). BI refers to extracting, analyzing and distributing data from corporate databases to support decision making. For many years, the prospects and problems of providing managers with timely management information have been discussed and debated (cf., Dearden, 1966). Overall managers and information systems specialists seem interested in learning more about new types of data-driven decision support systems. So the debate about costs, advantages, problems and possibilities for data-driven decision support must continue. This discussion answers 14 important questions related to BI and data-driven decision support.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/03/2012 Teradata helps DiGi expand its business. Check release.

08/01/2012 SAP enables Chief Marketing Officers to understand and respond to social sentiment in real time. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Click here

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

3. Sentiment Analysis symposium in San Francisco, Oct. 30, 2012. Click here

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