Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 3, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 03

In this issue

1) Should managers build decision support applications?
2) Interview: D. Schrader
3) New book by Dan Power
4) Recent DSS News Headlines
5) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Should managers build decision support applications?

by Daniel Power

Managers get paid to manage, but in some situations managers can build computerized decision support capabilities for personal use or as prototypes. Some managers can build limited scope decision aiding capabilities. The issue facing technologists and senior managers is both one of skills/technical competence and value added by manager-developers -- can and should people hired to make decisions build computerized decision support applications. If so, in what situations?

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2) Interview: D. Schrader

Dan Power interviewed Dave Schrader, a Marketing Director at Teradata on "Leading edge decision support applications". Check online.

3) New book by Dan Power

Dan Power's new book "Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, Second Edition" should be in stock Feb. 15, 2013. This revised and expanded edition is targeted to busy managers and MBA students who need to grasp the basics of computerized decision support. Overall the book addresses 61 fundamental questions relevant to understanding computerized decision support. Order online.

4) Recent DSS News Headlines

1/30/2013 IBM's Watson to join research team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Check release.

1/30/2013 Colabus now available for BlackBerry 10. Check release.

5) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

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

2. Call for papers: AMCIS BI&KM (SIGDSS), Chicago August 15-17, 2013. Click here


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