Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 8, 2015 † † † † † † Vol. 16, No. 05

In this issue

1) What are key questions to ask business intelligence solution providers?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are key questions to ask business intelligence solution providers?

by Daniel J. Power

Companies have differing business intelligence (BI) and reporting needs. Some companies are upgrading or reimplementing a BI capability while other companies are exploring introducing a BI system for the first time. There are many vendors in this software category. For example, Oracle claims to be the #1 vendor in business analytics with the industry's most complete and integrated range of enterprise-class business intelligence (BI) solutions. IBM Business Intelligence is a one-stop solution for business analytics. SAP claims companies can boost the organizationís collective IQ with business intelligence tools that provide real-time insight. Teradata advertises it provides back-office strategic intelligence reports and analysis and Teradata customers can provide operational intelligence to front-line employees, business partners and customers.

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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

03/05/2015 Global Healthcare Predictive Analytics Market - growth, trends and forecast to 2020. Check release.

03/05/2015 Carnegie Mellon and IBM launch first cloud-based analytics partnership for smarter buildings. 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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