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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 15, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 19


In this issue

1) What is a decision-centric organization?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What is a decision-centric organization?

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Good decisions are important to organization success, but awareness of many important decisions is very low. Decisions may be hidden in business processes or identified using camouflage words like "responding to customers", "negotiating with vendors", or "evaluating an employee". Additionally, people are biased in decision making situations, under stress and overloaded with information. Decision support systems are built to improve decisions, but implementing analytics and decision support capabilities does not mean that improving decisions is a central concern of managers. If making decisions better is important to organization success, then managers should create a decision-centric organization design and culture.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

09/12/2013 Runtastic selects Teradata applications for data-driven marketing. Check release.

09/12/2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0, Toulouse, due December 9, 2013. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. SIGDSS Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD Nov. 16-19, 2013 Click here

3. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology Oct. 5-6, 2013. Click here

4. ICIS December 15-18, 2013 Click here

5. Deadline December 15, 2013. Call for papers: DSS 2.0 Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, June 2-5, 2014 Click here

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