Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 17, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 06

In this issue

1) Does the term big data have utility for managers?
2) New book by Dan Power
3) Recent DSS News Headlines
4) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Does the term big data have utility for managers?

by Daniel Power

Big data is a colorful phrase for a significant change in data capture, retrieval and storage. Each day, every one of us generates very large amounts of digital data. We send and receive email, visit Web sites and make online purchases, use tools like Google Docs, make phone calls, upload photos to Facebook, use Google Search, chat with friends, take our cars for service, workout at a gym on a machine with an Internet connection, pay bills online, and have our utilities, Internet and cable usage recorded. This data and much more from our activity is recorded and often backed-up in the Cloud.

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2) New book by Dan Power

Dan Power's new book is titled "Decision Support, Analytics, and Business Intelligence". 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.

3) Recent DSS News Headlines

03/14/2013 Mobile side of business intelligence: recommendations for enterprises and vendors. Check release.

03/14/2013 Early adopter millennials spend 14 percent more time on mobile devices, Experian Marketing Services. Check release.

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

1."Big Data in the Heartland" MWAIS 2013 May 24-25, 2013 in Normal, Illinois. Papers due March 11, 2013. Click here

2. Call for papers: DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, due April 1, 2013. Click here

3. Call for papers: HICSS-47 Track on Decision Analytics due June 15, 2013 Click here


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