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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 27, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 11


In this issue

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


1) What is business analytics?

by Daniel J. Power,
Ciara Heavin and Mary Daly

Business analytics (BA) is an abstraction and generalization of many activities occurring in organizations. Technically, business analytics is a compound noun and one expects its meaning is anchored in the concept of both a business and the concept of analytics. At some level of generalization, business analytics is the application of analytics to business problems. Business is a relatively recent concept from the 16th century referring to commercial activity. The word analytics has an ancient origin and derives from the Greek word analȳtikós. The concept of analysis has its roots in logic, mathematics and science. Aristotle explored analytics in various forms in the context of problem solving, deductive logic and the syllogism.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

05/24/2018 LexisNexis Risk Solutions and CRIF form alliance to help drive financial transparency. Check release.

05/23/2018 Informatica announces solution for enterprise streaming data management. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.

2. ECIS 2018 Conference, June 23rd -28th, 2018, Portsmouth, UK. Check http://ecis2018.eu/.

3. DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check http://dssresources.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=415.

4. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.

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