DSS News
                 D. J. Power, Editor
           October 2, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No.20

     A Free Bi-Weekly Publication of DSSResources.COM
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In this issue:

1) What do managers need to know about DSS?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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1) What do managers need to know about DSS?

by Dan Power

All managers need to master the what, when, who and why of 
computerized decision support systems (DSS). Managers need 
less knowledge of the where and how of DSS. First, managers 
need to understand what the concept of a Decision Support 
System means today. The concept has broadened over the past 
40 years to encompass a wide variety of information technologies 
that support decision making including systems to provide 
business intelligence. DSS technologies have improved and the 
need for them has increased. Managers are encountering 
complexity, ambiguity, volatility, rapid change and higher 
levels of risk. To cope effectively, managers have an obligation 
to shareholders to learn about and understand computerized 
decision support systems (DSS). Managers must know much more 
about information technology decision support solutions than 
when they were beginning their careers.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

09/30/2011 Businesses showcase how they leverage the power of 
SAS® and Teradata.

09/29/2011 Customers gain improved insight to outperform financial 
expectations with SAP® BusinessObjects™ Planning and Consolidation.

09/27/2011 Northwoods Software delivers new web-based planogram 

09/27/2011 Jaspersoft 4.2 delivers Industry's most flexible mobile 
BI offering.

09/26/2011 HeyStaks launches community-based search apps for iPad 
and Android tablets -- users can now search less and find more.

09/22/2011 Teradata establishes new standard for columnar 

09/22/2011 Teradata provides the simplest way to bring the science 
of data to the art of business.

09/19/2011 Microsoft platform powers mission-critical operations 
in financial services. 

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3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Check

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. 

4. Call for papers: DSS’2012 – 16th IFIP WG8.3 International 
Conference on Decision Support Systems, Anávissos, Greece, 
June 28-30 2012. 

5. Call for papers: European Journal of Information Systems, 
Special Issue on Transforming Decision-Making Processes: 
The Next IS Frontier, due February 1, 2012. 

6. Call for papers: 20th European Conference on 
Information Systems (ECIS 2012), Track: "Business 
Intelligence and Knowledge Management", Barcelona 
June 10-13, 2012.

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