Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 8, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 03

In this issue

1) What is the technology adoption curve? Is it relevant to DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the technology adoption curve? Is it relevant to DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

The technology adoption curve (TAC) is a theory about how individuals and organizations behave in implementing innovative technologies. A quick examination of the framework shows some similarities to the product life cycle curve discussed in business marketing courses. The theory is however more sophisticated than a life cycle or a diffusion model. The underlying model of technology adoption identifies 5 types of adopters of technology with very different interests and buying characteristics. The companies and individuals that are first to adopt a new technology are called innovators. The second type is known as the early adopters. The third type is called early majority, then the late majority adopters and, finally, the laggards.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

02/03/2015 Analyst report shows Teradata continues to lead in integrated Data Warehousing. Check release.

02/02/2015 SSA & Company partners with InfomatiX to help companies harness the benefits of big data and advanced analytics through a new training program. 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. August 13-15, 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico. Check website Click here.


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