Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 25, 2015 Vol. 16, No. 02
1) What is operations analysis?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
What is operations analysis?
by Daniel J. Power
Organizations develop systems and processes to perform tasks.
The performance of these operations determine success or
profitability, the quality of goods and services, and so
many more outcomes. Operations analysis (OA) is the study
of operational systems with the goal of identifying opportunities
to make improvements and enhance performance. OA is a systematic
and scientific analysis and evaluation of problems and issues.
A fundamental operations analysis task is answering the broad
question “how can we perform better?” An operations analyst
identifies issues and then gathers data, and performs analyses.
Operations analysis has been identified as a major "big data"
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines
01/22/2015 New global study reveals cultural gaps impede
companies' efforts to be data-driven. Check release.
01/20/2015 AMCIS 2015 CFP Track: Business Analytics, Big
Data and Knowledge Management (SIGDSA). Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. March 21-23, 2015, International Conference on Information Systems
and Technologies (ICIST2015), Istanbul, Turkey. Check the website Click here.
2. May 14-15, 2015 Midwest Association for Information Systems
Conference, Pittsburg State University. 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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