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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           May 8, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No. 10

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In this issue:

1) What is the impact of social media on decision making?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the impact of social media on decision making?

by Dan Power

Information technology is changing how we communicate, obtain 
and process information for personal and work decisions. Social 
media is the term most often used for the new IT applications 
that create dynamic, interactive information exchanges 
(cf. Power, 2011). There remain disagreements about the scope 
and hence the meaning of the term social media, but let's explore 
in general the impact of more and better user-generated content 
of all types on personal, group and managerial decision-making. 
Also, if some social media applications do impact decision making, 
is the impact positive or negative?
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

05/05/2011 IBM commemorates NASA's 50th anniversary of 
first U.S. Manned Space Flight and the IBMers who supported it.

05/04/2011 Via Oncology Pathways now incorporate advance care 
planning decision support.

05/04/2011 SAP makes collaboration core to business applications.

05/03/2011 IBM launches new cloud analytics software to boost 
online marketing results.

05/02/2011 Teradata accelerates big data analytics with first 
collaborative community for SQL-MapReduceŽ.

04/29/2011 Tableau Public announces top 100 visualizations of Q1, 
from earthquakes to real estate.

04/28/2011 Yale School of Management and IBM collaborate to 
prepare students with analytics skills for the next generation 
of jobs.

04/28/2011 SMB owners reveal growing reliance on smartphones and 
tablets; accelerating shift from desktops and laptops.

04/28/2011 SAP named worldwide market share leader in business 
intelligence, analytics, performance management software by top 
industry analyst firm.

04/25/2011 Gurobi Optimization announces the release of Gurobi 
Optimizer 4.5 software.

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3) DSS Conferences

1. Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management track at AMCIS 
sponsored by AIS SIG DSS, Detroit, MI, August 4-7, 2011.

2. 2011 DSI Annual Meeting November 19-22, 2011 at the 
Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. 

3. Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence track at ICIS 2011, 
Shanghai, China December 4-7, 2011. 

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