Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 25, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 02

In this issue

1) What is operations analysis?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) 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" use case.

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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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