Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 11, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 01

In this issue

1) What are examples of bad strategic business decisions?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are examples of bad strategic business decisions?

by Daniel J. Power

Bad strategic business decisions lead to bad results. The consequences of implementing the decision may have very negative consequences for the organization. Poor or bad decisions may result from process, individual or situational factors. Paul Nutt (1996) concluded "vast sums of money are spent to make decisions that realize no ultimate value for the organization and managers make the same mistakes over and over again as they formulate the decisions." Can improved decision support and analytics make a difference?

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

01/08/2015 Lockheed Martin introduces open source software platform for simpler real-time analytics processing and analysis. Check release.

01/07/2015 CEOs are on offensive against slowing growth. Check release.

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

1. March 21-23, 2015, International Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (ICIST2015), Istanbul, Turkey. Check the website Click here.

2. May 14-15, 2015 Midwest Association for Information Systems Conference, Pittsburg State University. Check the website Click here.

3. 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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