Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
February 21, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 04

In this issue

1) Can DSS improve strategic planning?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Can DSS improve strategic planning?

by Daniel J. Power

Decision support (DSS) can improve strategic planning and strategic control. Many organizations have not defined performance objectives and that limits possibilities. Setting measurable performance objectives is the first step toward using information technology to improve implementation of strategic plans. Then managers need to use analytics and decision support to monitor and track the objectives. Research indicates data-driven or data-informed organizations improve decision-making, increase profitability, and drive innovation.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

02/18/2016 CMOs need to embrace "creative disruption" to build brand loyalty, according to IBM study. Check release.

02/17/2016 4C leverages Teradata for enhanced data management. Check release.

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

1. February 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST. CFP MWAIS 2016, May 19-20, Milwaukee, WI. Click here.

2. 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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