Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 24, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 24
1) What is the impact of information management on the organization?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
What is the impact of information management on the organization?
by Daniel Power
Thirty years ago, at the start of my career, I addressed this question (cf., Power, 1983). My MIS Quarterly article explored 2 possible scenarios related to information management. At the time, there was widespread optimism that managing information could and would revolutionize organizations and have a profound effect on organizational decision making. The article developed two scenarios intended to help managers anticipate the effect of better managing information on organizational decision making. The scenarios described possible impacts of managing information, improved information technologies and decision support in a hypothetical multi-division conglomerate. Much has changed since 1983 and now seems an appropriate time to revisit those scenarios and this broad, general question of the impact of information management on the organization.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
11/21/2013 Teradata Marketing Summit 2014 registration opens, keynotes announced. Check release.
11/19/2013 IBM helps cities in Basque Region of Spain build a sustainable community and turn data into insight. 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,
2. Deadline December 9, 2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and
Web 3.0, Toulouse. Click here
3. 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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