Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 22, 2014 Vol. 15, No. 13
1) What are sources of data for building a data-driven DSS?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
What are sources of data for building a data-driven DSS?
by Daniel J. Power
Managers and IT staff who are thinking about opportunities
for building innovative, data-driven decision support and
predictive analytic systems should be examining this question.
Too often the question of data sources is answered hurriedly
and without reflection and the standard answer is to use data
from a transactional system, a data warehouse, an accounting
system, an operational data store or "big" data. Many
internal and external data sources are possible sources for
meeting a specific decision support need. In some cases,
important internal source data is not being recorded or
captured and external data sources may be expensive or require
new data collection methods. Machine data and social media
data are data of convenience like transaction data that may or
may not be useful. Despite difficulties, data-driven
decision support systems should be built using the most
appropriate data for a specific decision task. Using convenient,
readily available data is often a poor choice. Find the data
that is useful for meeting a decision support need.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
06/18/2014 Top 20 Big Data companies 2014: competitive
landscape analysis. Check release.
06/16/2014 IBM serves up an ace fan experience with innovative
technology at The Championships, Wimbledon 2014. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. August 7-10, 2014, AMCIS 2014 - Savannah, GeorgiaClick here.
2. Nov. 22-25, 2014, 45th Annual DSI meeting - Tampa, FL, Click here.
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