Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
May 12, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 10

In this issue

1) Who should participate in building decision support capabilities?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Who should participate in building decision support capabilities?

by Daniel Power

Building decision support capabilities requires varied expertise. More complex data, parallel processing and inexpensive hardware has led to major innovations in data-driven decision support. A complex decision support system (DSS) built using either a Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) or a prototyping approach requires a team development approach. Once the system is developed a group may also be needed to maintain the system. Some large-scale decision support capabilities are built with teams of 2-3 people or with a larger group of 10 or more. Members of DSS development teams are drawn from many areas in an organization, in addition to the Information Systems/Technology group.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

05/09/2013 Advance planning reduces companies' risk of cyber catastrophe. Check release.

05/09/2013 Makeover of BI in the new, expanding enterprise. 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

4. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology Oct. 5-6. Click here


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