Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 07, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 14

In this issue

1) What Wikipedia resources are useful for a database management course?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What Wikipedia resources are useful for a database management course?

by Daniel Power

Managing data is a fundamental need in organizations. More complex data, parallel processing and inexpensive hardware has led to major innovations in database technologies and data management. Relational database management systems (RDBMS) remain the dominant technology and RDBMS are especially important for transaction processing systems. Decision support data sources and databases have changed however and new technologies have created a need for new skills. A contemporary database management and theory course must deal with a broad set of topics. Web resources, primarily Wikipedia, meet a need for authoritative, low cost knowledge about databases and data management.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

07/03/2013 Operational analysis can drive competitive advantage and combat data scientist shortage, GigaOM reports. Check release.

07/01/2013 Oracle announces general availability of Oracle Database 12c, the first database designed for the cloud. Check release.

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

1. Papers due August 29, 2013: Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. DSI Annual meeting, Baltimore, MD Click here

3. INFORMS Conference on Information Systems and Technology Oct. 5-6, 2013. Click here

4. ICIS December 15-18, 2013 Click here


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