Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 8, 2013 Vol. 14, No. 25

In this issue

1) What are critical success factors for using advanced analytics?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are critical success factors for using advanced analytics?

by Daniel Power

Presence of critical success factors (CSF) influence the performance of a task, project or organization. Managers can influence CSF to increase chances of success. In the realm of data analysis, increasing data volume, variety and velocity (speed) of data capture and storage are challenging, yet create many opportunities. Managers need to explore how they can increase the chances that analysis of data will provide results that benefit their organizations. According to a TDWI report, "Advanced analytics (data mining, predictive analytics, machine learning, and more) are central to enabling organizations to translate data smarts into competitive advantages."

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

12/05/2013 Tableau ranks top in business benefits and business achievements in world's largest survey of business intelligence users. Check release.

12/05/2013 New survey finds high expectations for big data among healthcare executives. Check release.

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

1. SIGDSS Workshop "Reshaping Society through Analytics, Collaboration, and Decision Support" December 15, 2013 in Milan, Click here

2. Deadline December 9, 2013 Call for papers: Group Decision Making and Web 3.0, Toulouse. Click here

3. 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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