Decision Support Systems Related News

July 2000

07/31/2000 SPSS announced nViZn ("envision"), a grammar-based approach to visual analysis implemented in Java. It gives developers components and templates to build customized analytical applications. See release.

07/31/2000 Informix announced its extended Parallel Server and Ardent DataStage will provide Data Warehouse Infrastructure for Choice Hotels, World's second-largest hotel franchiser. See release.

07/28/2000 Call for Papers: Workshop on Integration of Knowledge Management and Management Support Systems, Baden-Baden, Germany, March 14-16, 2001. Submission Deadline: October 15, 2000. See Website or release.

07/27/2000 Dow Chemical Co. fired 50 employees, disciplined 200 for inappropriate e-mails. Computer Economics estimates U.S. companies lost $5.3 billion in productivity to recreational Web surfing in 1999.

07/27/2000 NCR announced it upgraded two Teradata(R) Warehouse environments for The Limited, Inc. One solution supports business intelligence solutions for merchandising applications; the second supports customer focused analysis. See release.

07/26/2000 ExpertCommerce partners with Cardonet to offer Content Management and Decision Support solution to B2B Markets. eValEngine provides decision-making technology and analysis tools to drive purchase decisions. See release.

07/25/2000 SPOTFIRE delivers version 5.0 of Decision Analytics Software. Capabilities help deliver Web-based Decision Support to Scientists, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers. See release.

07/25/2000 Business Objects announced BUSINESSOBJECTS 2000, a strategic business intelligence platform and integrated toolset. It has been tested and evaluated by more than 70 beta sites worldwide. See release.

07/25/2000 IBM Software Group Webcast: Content Manager CommonStore for Lotus Domino. Register for Webcast.

07/24/2000 AlphaBlox announced the immediate availability of AlphaBlox 3.0. It provides personalized delivery of Web-based analytical applications. See release.

07/23/2000 Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested to his fellow leaders at the Group of Eight summit in Nago, Okinawa they should all communicate by e-mail. Most G-8 officials pointed out that few national leaders can use computers or even type. See Chicago Tribune story.

07/20/2000 Microsoft announced new cookie management features for Internet Explorer 5.5. These new features help consumers protect their personal information on the Internet. See release.

07/20/2000 Assistum announced site licences for academic use of the Knowledge Editor. For details of discounts for academic use, contact Check

07/20/2000 Knowledge Management Software (KMS) and Cognos announced a strategic business partnership. KMS's Deskartes software helps manage unstructured information and has natural language capabilities. It supports Cognos' advanced data analysis software. Check release.

07/19/2000 Sun Microsystems announced it will release the source code of its StarOffice[tm] Suite under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Check

07/19/2000 Cognos announced Finance 5.0 with integrated Web reporting and budgeting capabilities. Check release.

07/19/2000 SPSS Inc. announced SPSS 10.0 for Macintosh. Check release.

07/18/2000 Researchers find Microsoft Outlook security bug. Attackers can control PC by sending an e-mail. Malicious code in e-mail header executes when target computer downloads e-mail. Microsoft says home users at greatest risk. Check MSNBC.COM.

07/17/2000 Brio Technology announced a corporate realignment; after 12 Years Yorgen Edholm will step down as CEO and President. Check press release.

07/14/2000 AvantGo extends Microsoft's Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Solutions to Mobile Devices. Companies can extend interactive enterprise applications and data beyond the desktop to mobile workers. Check press release.

07/13/2000 Cisco Systems and Oracle announced they will work together to develop the next evolution in Internet technology, Voice over IP (VoIP). VoIP will allow businesses to integrate contact management and telephony functions with the Internet.

07/12/2000 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2000 will be held Sept. 14-16, 2000 in Hyannis, MA. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Rita Colwell, Ellen Hancock, Sheila Talton. Check

07/12/2000 PM Boulevard, a Project Management Portal reports results of a Planning Assessment Survey. See or press release.

07/11/2000 Call for Papers: Third International Conference on Modeling and Using Context, July 27-30, 2001, in Dundee, Scotland. Submissions due February 2, 2001. For more information, see website or call for papers.

07/10/2000 Giga Information Group finds "It's too soon to adopt a Personal Digital Assistant standard"; "Despite rapid adoption in the workplace, PDAs not yet an Enterprise solution". Check release.

07/06/2000 Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) 2001 Conference May 20-23, 2001 at Toronto Marriott-Eaton, Toronto, Canada. Submission deadline Oct. 6, 2000 for Decision Support Technologies Track. Check

07/05/2000 Comshare's 17th Annual User Conference will focus on the importance of Management Planning and Control in E-Business. It will be held September 10-13, 2000 in Phoenix, AZ. See press release.