Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 20, 2014             Vol. 15, No. 15

In this issue

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

1) What is decision automation?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision automation means software is used to make decisions. The concept is deceptively simple and intriguingly complex. On the surface the idea is to write a computer program that uses rules and criteria to make decisions. A decision automation system replaces and eliminates the need for a human decision maker in a specific decision situation. Business rules and programmed instructions are triggered by inputs and events and then the program "makes" contingent choices. The greatly expanded and evolving computing infrastructure makes it increasingly cost effective to apply decision automation in situations where that had been prohibitively costly. A decision automation system is NOT a decision support system.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

07/18/2014 Sabre Hotel RFP simplifies hotel negotiations, drives cost savings with upgraded online interface and new hotel consulting services. Check release.

07/15/2014 Teradata and Forbes Insights release new study exploring the business impact of marketing silos. Check release.

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

1. August 7-10, 2014, AMCIS 2014 - Savannah, Georgia. Click here.

2. Nov. 22-25, 2014, 45th Annual DSI meeting - Tampa, FL, Click here.

3. Dec. 28-29, 2014 “Big Data and Analytics For Business(BDAB-2014)”, New Delhi, India. Check the website Click here.

4. May 27-29, 2015 ICDSST 2015 organized by the EWG-DSS/ The theme is “Big Data Analytics for Decision Making”, Belgrade, Serbia. Check the website Click here.


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