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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 23, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 24


In this issue

1) What skills do data-driven decision makers need?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What skills do data-driven decision makers need?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.com

Decision making habits are often learned by trial and error. Decision making skills are learned through deliberate, systematic effort. Organizational culture also influences decision making behaviors. A culture can promote use of data to make decisions. More data, including "big data", and more and easier to use analytical tools provide an opportunity for improving operational decision making, but many managers must learn new behaviors and skills to actually use data and analyses effectively. Generally, managers must expand their skill sets to become effective data-driven decision makers.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

11/20/2014 Grupo Argos S.A. cements efficiencies with MicroStrategy. Check release.

11/19/2014 Teradata and MapR partnership expands Hadoop choices within Teradata's unified data architecture. Check release.

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

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

2. 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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