Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 26, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 08

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In this issue

1) Is decision support outsourcing a mistake?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Is decision support outsourcing a mistake?

by Daniel J. Power

Outsourcing of any organization capability, function or task should be driven by strategy not simply cost savings. Decision support outsourcing refers to using an external organization to process, manage, collect or maintain internal data and provide analyses and information related services to support decision making. Outsourcing in general has been a controversial topic for many years especially for information technology. Decision support outsourcing creates a serious dependency and significant vulnerability and hence should be approached cautiously.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

04/25/2015 Call for papers: Big Data and Analytics for Business (BDAB 2016) New Delhi March 17-18, 2016. Check release.

04/21/2015 Quip launches chat rooms. Check release.

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

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

2. August 13-15, 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), Puerto Rico. Check website Click here.


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