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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 16, 2014 Vol. 15, No. 6


In this issue

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


1) What is decision automation?

by Daniel Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Decision automation is a deceptively simple and intriguingly complex concept. On the surface the idea is that a computer program is making decisions. A decision automation system is NOT a decision support system. Rather a decision automation system eliminates the need for a human decision maker in a programmed decision situation. Business rules and programmed instructions are trigered by events and contingent choices are made. The greatly expanded and evolving computing infrastructure makes it increasingly cost effective to apply decision automation in situations where that had been prohibitively costly.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

03/12/2014 What's hot in the Information and Communication Technologies Industry in 2014? Check release.

03/11/2014 Teradata shaping new era of data-driven business by helping companies truly know their customers. Check release.

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

1. June 2-5, 2014 DSS 2.0 Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, Click here.

2. June 24-28, 2014, PACIS 2014 - Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Track, Chengdu, China, Click here.

2. August 7-10, 2014, AMCIS 2014 - Savannah, GeorgiaClick here.

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