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DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 30, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 19


In this issue

1) Can decision support provide a competitive advantage?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers


1) Can decision support provide a competitive advantage?

by Dan Power
Editor, DSSResources.com


Some software vendors claim their decision support, analytics or business intelligence applications provide a competitive advantage. This broad claim is made for decision support applications built using many technologies, including business intelligence tools, business performance management software, data mining tools, and quantitative models. Supposedly all organizations that implement a vendor's solution gain a competitive advantage. This broad promise sounds too good to be true and it is not believable. Vendors need to temper claims with words like may, can, often or should. Exaggerated vendor technology optimism creates unrealistic expectations and in some cases contributes to technology cynicism. Computerized decision support, analytics and BI may and can create competitive advantage.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

09/28/2012 Calabrio named finalist for 2012 Golden Bridge Awards for best information technology software. Check release.

09/27/2012 JasperWorld brings together business intelligence thought leaders for forum on big data and the new factors of production. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for papers: BI & KM track at ECIS, deadline December 7, 2012. Check Click here

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

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

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

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