DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 24, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 12

In this issue

1) What is a data-driven decision making organization?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a data-driven decision making organization?

by Dan Power

A data-driven decision making organization encourages and rewards use of facts and data by employees. Using facts and data to make decisions in organizations has long been a goal of most managers. Using "gut instincts" and limited information has serious risks. Basing a decision on self-interest is poor practice, but the decision maker still requires facts. Consulting mystics/fortune-tellers fell into disfavor long ago. Today decision makers have increased availability of more and better data in real-time almost anywhere. This new reality has changed the decision support possibilities.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

06/20/2012 SAP benchmarking report shows companies with mature mobile best practices likely double operating margins, experience three times higher revenue growth. Check release.

06/20/2012 IBM launches new class of analytics software to improve decision making. Check release.

06/12/2012 Teradata first to provide business analysts direct, self-service access to data in Apache Hadoop. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

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

2. Call for papers: BI Congress 3 in Orlando, FL, Dec. 15 and 16, 2012. Click here

3. Call for papers: Decision models and social commerce, submission deadline July 1, 2012. Click here


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