Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 1, 2013             Vol. 14, No. 18

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1) How is analytics, BI and decision support shaping global society?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How is analytics, BI and decision support shaping global society?

by Daniel Power

Computer-based analysis and decision support began impacting global society in the early 1950s. By 1995 the Web was facilitating wider deployment of analytics and decision support. Sixty years of decision support technology progress has had many impacts on what managers do, how organizations operate, how people think, and what is considered important. In 2013, organization decision making is linked to data from many sources and analysis of data is viewed as important. Managers want insight into customer behavior, more predictability in the supply chain and faster, more agile responses in changing, competitive situations. Analytics and decision support are providing solutions for managers and organizations. Let's develop some hypotheses about what is changing and the impact of analytics, BI and decision support.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

08/29/2013 SAP helps HP transform expense planning for increased efficiency and accuracy. Check release.

08/29/2013 Colorado Hospital Association selects Alteryx Strategic Analytics software platform to improve health care quality statewide. Check release.

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

1. Papers due Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 midnight PST: 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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