Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 5, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 1

In this issue

1) What is the context of decision making?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the context of decision making?

by Daniel Power

Context matters. The situation in which a decision must be made influences the decision that is made. For example, a computer supported decision situation is vastly different than a non-supported situation. The decision context helps determine what information is needed to support decision making. Understanding the context of managerial decision-making is important in building decision support applications. The decision-making context defines both the potential for and the limits to decision support. We need to consider the whole decision cycle and process and all of the varied decision activities of managers and their staff.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

12/31/2013 Trend Micro offers five New Year's cyber resolutions for a safer and healthier digital life. Check release.

12/27/2013 Advisor Software, Inc. and Concenter Services integrate CRM and financial planning for financial advisors. Check release.

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

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

2. June 24-28, 2014, PACIS 2014 - Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytics Track, Chengdu, China. Click here


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