DSS Resources Featuring Dan Power

Sunday, October 4, 2009  |

D. J. Power, Editor
Vol. 10, No. 20
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How does a DSS differ from an MIS?
by Dan Power
Some Decision Support Systems (DSS) are Management Information Systems (MIS), but DSS serve purposes other than providing managers with information. In the 1970s and 80s, people used the term MIS to describe a broad, general category of information systems (cf., Davis, 1974). Currently, the acronyms MIS and IS (Information Systems) are used interchangeably to describe a functional department in some companies and organizations responsible for managing information systems and technology.

Impacts of Business Planning Technology
by Carlos Centurion
Strategy is one of the most widely used, and misused, terms in business. Some leaders believe their strategy is what differentiates them in today’s complex and fluid business environment; while others recognize the value of having a strategy but think strategic planning is dead.


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2009 Joint SIGDSS and Teradata University Network workshop and congress
December 15, 2009, Phoenix, Arizona
The 2009 Business Intelligence Congress provides a first-of-its-kind collaborative opportunity! Join academic professionals and industry representatives who share a common passion for research and education innovation in the field of business intelligence.

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HICSS-43 Conference
January 5-8, 2010, Hawaii
HICSS-43 offers a unique, highly interactive and professionally challenging environment that attendees find "very helpful -- lots of different perspectives and ideas as a result of discussion."

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New tools help emergency planners select alternate care facilities and transfer patients during disasters.
Two interactive computer tools released today by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help emergency planners and responders select and run alternate care facilities during disaster situations. In such instances, hospitals experiencing a surge in seriously ill patients requiring acute care may need to transfer less ill patients efficiently to alternate care sites. Alternate care facilities are locations that can easily and quickly be equipped to augment or replace health care services when hospitals and other traditional care sites are inoperable or overwhelmed.
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Visual Mining extends leadership with NetCharts Designer and NetCharts Server v6.
Visual Mining, a leader in dashboard and data visualization solutions that instantly transform data into actionable business information, today announced the immediate availability of both NetCharts Designer and NetCharts Server v6.0. Fully functional, evaluation copies of NetCharts Designer and NetCharts Server v6 are available now.
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TIBCO Spotfire partners with Netezza to enable customers to dynamically visualize, analyze massive data sets.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced certification of the TIBCO Spotfire® Enterprise Analytics Platform with the Netezza® TwinFin™ appliance, the first in a family of new blade server-based appliances. The integrated solution from TIBCO and Netezza combines high performance data access and data transformations with robust data mining and computational analytics.
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The University Clinic Aachen improves risk control with SAP® software.
The University Clinic Aachen (UKA), one of Germany’s most reputable university clinics, announced that it has successfully deployed the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Risk Management application from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP). The clinic’s goal is to differentiate itself from other hospitals by providing patient-centric healthcare, as well as thorough medical research and teaching at the highest level. With comprehensive IT support for risk management from SAP, the UKA is better positioned to take on a leading role in both German and international hospital management.
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BI gives Organic Valley clear view into its business to grow operations.
Companies both large and small are increasingly relying on business software to help them excel in competitive markets. As a prime example of this trend, Organic Valley Family of Farms is using business intelligence (BI) and information management (IM) solutions from SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) to integrate sales and financial data from non-SAP applications and sources, analyze the information, and optimize its operations to better meet the ever-changing supply and demand requirements of a business built on premium, highly perishable products.
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