Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
August 18, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 17

In this issue

1) What are examples of database project failures?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are examples of database project failures?

by Daniel Power

Database centered projects for decision support and transaction processing do fail. How often? According to a study of IT projects by The Standish Group reported in 1995, "Only 9% of projects in large companies were successful. At 16.2% and 28% respectively, medium and small companies were somewhat more successful." Hopefully not that often. Failure meant time and cost overruns and content deficiencies in IT projects. These were a variety of IT projects and perhaps project management has improved. Let's review some database centered project failures and more recent research on project failure.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/14/2013 2013 NoSQL Now! Conference and Expo August 20 -22 at the San Jose Convention Center. Check release.

08/14/2013 IBM awarded 10 Year $1 billion cloud hosting services contract to assist US Department Of Interior's move to cloud computing. 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

5. Deadline December 15, 2013 Call for papers: DSS 2.0 – Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, June 2-5, 2014 Click here


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