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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 28, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 20


In this issue

1) Is there an “information culture” that encourages building Decision Support Systems?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) Is there an “information culture” that encourages building Decision Support Systems?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

The concept or phenomenon of an “information culture” shapes some of the debate about why some firms adopt innovative information technologies faster and more effectively than other organizations. Curry and Moore (2003) in their article "Assessing Information Culture-an Exploratory Model", define information culture as: "a culture in which the value and utility of information in achieving operational and strategic success is recognised, where information forms the basis of organizational decision making and Information Technology is readily exploited as an enabler for effective Information Systems (p. 94). Culture refers to shared assumptions, beliefs and ideas of a group. Information culture would then refer to shared assumptions, beliefs and ideas about the value of obtaining, processing, sharing and using information in decision-making and organizational management.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

09/26/2014 Global big data market to be worth $48.3 Billion by 2018, according to Transparency Market Research. Check release.

09/25/2014 Big data or is it smart data? Check release.

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

1. Nov. 22-25, 2014, 45th Annual DSI meeting - Tampa, FL, Click here.

2. Dec. 28-29, 2014 “Big Data and Analytics For Business(BDAB-2014)”, New Delhi, India. Check the website Click here.

3. May 27-29, 2015 ICDSST 2015 organized by the EWG-DSS/ The theme is “Big Data Analytics for Decision Making”, Belgrade, Serbia. Check the website Click here.

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