Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 1, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 21

In this issue

1) How smart is IBM Watson?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How smart is IBM Watson?

by Daniel J. Power

IBM is heavily promoting a cognitive system named Watson in television ads. A major selling point is that "IBM Watson thinks with us to help outthink competitors." This claim positions IBM Watson as a business decision support system. Has Watson advanced to the point where this claim of "help outthink competitors" is true?

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/29/2015 Big data and analytical software deliver nothing more than insight for decision makers - Simudyne's new CTO. Check release.

10/27/2015 Chief information officers facing increasing data management responsibility as appetite for data insight grows. Check release.

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

1. November 30, 2015 Call for papers: ICDSST 2016, Plymouth, UK May 23-25, 2016 Check article and website.

2. December 12-13, 2015, pre-ICIS Business Analytics (BA) Congress, Dallas. Check website Click here.


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