Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 28, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 09

In this issue

1) What role does a data steward have in providing decision support?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What role does a data steward have in providing decision support?

by Daniel Power

All varieties of data-driven decision support, whether an integrated DSS application, a business intelligence system, or an analytical application, use one or more data sources "owned" by one or more business units. Many decision support special studies also involve analysis of data. A data steward controls access to and use of specific data, and insures the accuracy and integrity of that data. The role of the data steward in decision support is that of a guarantor and an access controller. If each data steward is performing his/her job satisfactorily, then managers can rely on the data used for data-driven decision support. The data steward role is important.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

04/26/2013 UBM's Big Data Republic wins Media Pioneer Award. Check release.

04/26/2013 Big analytics roadshow goes beyond hype to showcase practical value of data analytics. Check release.

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

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

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, Click here

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


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