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Wagner, 1983

Gerald R. Wagner, the founder of EXECUCOM Systems, wrote in 1983 "... optimization in decision support has its greatest potential in the allocation of resources among a diverse variety of alternative futures -- that is strategic planning: doing the right things as opposed to doing things right. After all, the strategic issues are where executive minds excel, and it is there that support will be most fruitful." (p. 432)

from Wagner, G. R. "Optimizing Decision Support Systems." In House, W. C. (editor). Decision Support Systems: A Data-Based, Model-Oriented, User-Developed Discipline. New York: Petrocelli Books, 1983 pp. 421-432. (reprinted from Datamation).

appeared in DSS News, May 26, 2002, Vol. 3, No. 11