Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 2, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 3

In this issue

1) What is sabermetrics?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is sabermetrics?

by Daniel Power

Sabermetrics is a specific use of analytics in decision making. It is "the application of statistical analysis to baseball records, especially in order to evaluate and compare the performance of individual players". As originally defined by Bill James in 1980, sabermetrics is "the search for objective knowledge about baseball (cf.,". Sabermetrics has become a popularized example of how facts and statistics can be used to make better decisions.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

1/30/2014 Stored data is piling up: 45% of survey respondents manage between Oone and 99 Terabytes. Check release.

1/29/2014 MicroStrategy announces suite of new mobile offerings and capabilities. 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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