Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 15, 2015             Vol. 16, No. 22

In this issue

1) What is DevOps and is it important to decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is DevOps and is it important to decision support?

by Daniel J. Power

DevOps is a made-up term for a software/systems development method, practice or technique that combines IS/T Developers (Dev) and IT Operations (Ops) staff into a collaborative team that emphasizes and promotes automation, continuous software integration, continuous software testing, continuous software delivery, and continuous software monitoring, cf., Novak, 2014. According to software analytics company New Relic, "DevOps recognizes the interdependence of software development and IT operations and helps an organization produce software and IT services more rapidly, with frequent iterations." DevOps can and should result in better decision support systems (DSS) and better analytics, deployed faster and at lower cost.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

11/13/2015 Call for papers: Data mining for decision making support (DMDMS), May 23-26, 2016, Madrid, Spain. Check release.

11/13/2015 BYU wins 2015 Adobe Analytics Challenge. 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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