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                 D. J. Power, Editor
           October 16, 2011 -- Vol. 12, No.21

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In this issue:

1) What is a spreadsheet-based DSS?

2) Recent DSS News Headlines

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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1) What is a spreadsheet-based DSS?

by Dan Power

Most managers are familiar with spreadsheet packages like 
Microsoft Excel. If a decision support system (DSS) has been 
or will be implemented using a spreadsheet package it can be 
termed a spreadsheet-based DSS. A spreadsheet package is the 
enabling technology for the DSS. Both model-driven and small-scale, 
data-driven DSS can be implemented using desktop, client-server 
or cloud-based spreadsheet applications. Spreadsheet-based DSS 
can be very useful, but such systems often have errors, are 
inadequately documented and are often inappropriate.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

10/14/2011 Esri and IBM Netezza to deliver high-speed 
geospatial analytics.

10/14/2011 Nefsis Video Conferencing introduces multi-layer 

10/13/2011 ActiveStrategy launches version 10 of ActiveStrategy 
Enterprise Strategy and Performance Management software.

10/12/2011 Microsoft expands data platform with SQL Server 2012, 
new investments for managing any data, any size, anywhere.

10/06/2011 New IBM software portfolio advances predictive 
analytics to help improve business performance. 

10/05/2011 Steve Jobs: 1955 – 2011. 

10/05/2011 Teradata opens high-speed gateway to real-time 
geospatial business intelligence.

10/04/2011 Hallmark Cards expands data warehouse with Teradata.

10/04/2011 SAVOR implements inventory and procurement solution 
by Agilysys.

10/04/2011 Three social media tips.

10/04/2011 Ubisense automates rail yard management.

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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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