Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 19, 2014 Vol. 15, No. 2

In this issue

1) What is a RESTful decision support application?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is a RESTful decision support application?

by Daniel Power

A specific decision support vision and a well-defined architecture for a new application provides a direction for making design decisions. As technologies evolve computing and decision support architectures change and evolve, but new patterns are not common (cf., Power, 2007). Service oriented and message-based implementations of decision support systems (cf., Natis, 2003) are still not common. The REST/AJAX architectural style is an evolving set of standards for web-based and now smart phone applications. The four traditional DSS architectures, bridge, network, sandwich and tower identified by Sprague and Carlson (1982) continue to provide high-level design direction, but more architectural detail is desirable. REST is an architectural style. A RESTful DSS uses a REST architecture.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

1/17/2014 KPMG Capital study reveals 96 percent of businesses say they are not managing data effectively. Check release.

1/16/2014 Celebrate Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28th and empower others to protect their privacy throughout the year. Check release.

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

1. June 2-5, 2014 DSS 2.0 Supporting decision making with new technologies, Paris, Click here.

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


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