DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 11, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 22

In this issue

1) What is mobile decision support?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is mobile decision support?

by Daniel Power

Mobile devices can empower decision makers. Mobile decision support uses wireless technology and portable computing devices to provide interactive computer-based systems to help decision makers use data, documents, knowledge and models to identify and solve problems, complete decision process tasks, and make decisions. Mobile decision support also includes alerts and information pushed to a user based on location. Operational employees who interact directly with external stakeholders especially benefit from better real-time analytical and business intelligence support. According to Mulholland (2012), the need for mobile decision support is a core driver of new business deployments. Many consumers can also benefit from mobile decision support to assist with purchase and selection decisions, navigation, and negotiations. The mobile web is delivering intelligence and knowledge to decision makers when needed. This major technology change enables decentralized decision making.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

11/09/2012 Technology to better protect mobile devices to be presented at IEEE Homeland Security conference in Boston. Check release.

11/09/2012 IBM helps organizations address growing mobile computing opportunity. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for papers: ISCRAM 2013 May 12-15, 2013;submissions due Nov. 15, 2012. Check

2. Call for papers: BI & KM track at ECIS, deadline December 7, 2012. Check Click here

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

4. BI Congress 3 in Orlando, FL, Dec. 15 and 16, 2012. Click here


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