Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 6, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 05

In this issue

1) What is the role of decision support in virtual organizations?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the role of decision support in virtual organizations?

by Daniel J. Power

Computerized decision support helps make virtual organizations possible. DSS is an enabler and a facilitator of distributed and shared decision making. From a broad perspective, organizations are social arrangements of people who are working together to accomplish a shared goal. Adding the adjective "virtual" to the word organization, corporation or enterprise often means the people or employees work for multiple legal entities and rarely meet face-to-face. The people in a virtual organization work together and coordinate their tasks using information systems including decision support systems (DSS) that have been connected using telecommunications, the Internet and distributed computer applications. Virtual organizations require information technology to support both work processes and member communication.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/03/2016 IBM study: leading companies using hybrid Cloud to commercialize data insights. Check release.

03/02/2016 Cloudera and Fusionex form strategic alliance to bring joint big data offerings. Check release.

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

1. March 7, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST. CFP MWAIS 2016, May 19-20, Milwaukee, WI. Click here.

2. Friday 20 May, 2016, 11:59 PM PDT. IEEE DSAA'2016: Third International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics, Montreal, Oct. 17-19, 2016. Click here.


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