Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 1, 2016 Vol. 17, No. 09
1) Can using a DSS have unintended negative consequences?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers
1) Can using a DSS have unintended negative consequences??
by Daniel J. Power
YES. Decision support is not a cure-all or a panacea. Researchers
and managers often focus too much on the anticipated positive
consequences of using a specific Decision Support System (DSS).
Using a computerized system to support decision making can have
anticipated and unanticipated negative consequences. This essay
is a starting point in assessing unintended negative consequences
that leaves many opportunities for readers to extend the analysis.
The following two statements define issues related to negative
outcomes caused by using a computerized decision support capability.
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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines
04/26/2016 iDashboards recognized among Top 10 Big Data Solution
Providers 2016 by Government CIO Outlook. Check release.
04/21/2016 Halliburton turns to IBM Cloud to help evaluate development decisions for oil and gas fields. Check release.
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books
1. MWAIS 2016, May 19-20,
Milwaukee, WI. Click here.
2. CFP: Friday, May 20, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT. IEEE DSAA'2016: Third International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Montreal, Oct. 17-19, 2016. Click here.
3. 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8, June 22-24, 2016, University College Cork, Ireland. Check here.
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