Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 7, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 03

In this issue

1) What criteria should be used for evaluating DSS software packages?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What criteria should be used for evaluating DSS software packages?

by Daniel J. Power

Evaluating software packages is an important task. Some people might be quick to list criteria like ease of use, cost of the package, capabilities, vendor reputation, and ease of installation. Although such factors are important and need to be considered in most situations, answering this question should be framed more broadly and some other issues should be addressed before specific criteria are discussed.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

02/04/2016 Gartner Report "MicroStrategy's Version 10 Blends Agile Data Discovery With Governed BI and Analytics". Check release.

02/04/2016 IBM launches cloud data and analytics marketplace for developers. 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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