Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 24, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 02

In this issue

1) What is the difference between formative and summative DSS evaluation?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the difference between formative and summative DSS evaluation?

by Daniel J. Power

More evaluation is needed for decision support, analytics and business intelligence projects. Developers should evaluate and get feedback from intended users as the project progresses and evaluation should continue after the capability is deployed and in use. More evaluation leads to greater use of the systems and capabilities and should lead to better systems.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

01/22/2016 Hortonworks® named a leader in big data Hadoop distributions report. Check release.

01/21/2016 CFP Special Issue IJAIE: Integrated Decision Support Systems, Theory and Applications for Online Businesses. Check release.

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

1. March 4, 2016. CFP 20th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2016), June 27 – July 1, Chiayi, Taiwan. Click here.


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