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                 D. J. Power, Editor
         January 2, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 1

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In this issue:

1) What are key database concepts for managers?

2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

3) Recent DSS News Headlines

1) What are key database concepts for managers?

by Dan Power

Managers need a basic understanding of computerized databases. 
Why? Because database systems provide the key functionality for 
data-driven decision support systems that provide business intelligence. 
So what are the key concepts that managers should understand? First, 
managers should recognize that a decision support database is often 
separate from a transaction processing database. Second, managers 
should be familiar with the main concepts of database theory, especially 
queries, data models and relations. Finally, managers must appreciate 
that decision support data needs to be actively managed and this 
task generates significant expenses.

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2) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for papers: Journal of Decision Systems (JDS) special 
issue on “Decision Making in Web 2.0 and Social Media 
Environments”, due January 15, 2011. 

2. Call for papers: ICDSS 2011 - International Conference on 
DSS, June 6-7, 2011, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, due 
February 1, 2011. Check


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3) Recent DSS News Headlines

12/29/2010 IBM identifies five innovations that will change our 
lives in the next five years.

12/23/2010 Free cloud based collaboration in 30 seconds.

12/22/2010 Effective management of employees ranked by 
executives as top concern with a mobile workforce.

12/22/2010 Teradata to acquire Aprimo.

12/21/2010 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport chooses
 MicroStrategy for enterprise reporting.

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