DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 22, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 2

In this issue

1) Norman Marks Interview "Risk Management and DSS"
2) How does decision support processing differ from transaction processing?
3) Recent DSS News Headlines
4) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Norman Marks Interview "Risk Management and DSS"

Marks is a Vice President, Evangelist at SAP. Read the interview at

2) How does decision support processing differ from transaction processing?

by Dan Power

Information systems can be categorized in many ways, but historically business information systems began as tools to record and process transactions. It is still useful to distinguish between informational decision support and transaction processing systems. Transaction processing is divided into individual, indivisible operations, called transactions. More specifically, a transaction is a discrete unit of work that must be completely processed by a computer system or it fails. For example, entering a customer order is an example of a transaction. Decision support or informational systems summarize and report on transactions.
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3) Recent DSS News Headlines

01/19/2012 UNIT4 set to disrupt performance management software market. Check release.

01/17/2012 OpenText Web and Social Analytics delivers deep insights for online marketers Check release.

01/17/2012 Hosted predictive analytics solution LityxIQ 2.0 now available. Check release.

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4) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Click here

2. 4th KES International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies (IDT-2012), 23-25 May 2012, Gifu, Japan. Click here

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

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

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

6. Call for papers: AIS SIG DSS mini-tracks at 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, Washington August 9-12, 2012. Click here


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