Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 30, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 9

In this issue

1) What is the need for decision support?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What is the need for decision support?

by Daniel J. Power

There is a growing need for decision support: 1) decision-making is challenging and the challenge to make "good" decisions is growing; 2) the need to make faster decisions has increased; 3) too much information is common in decision situations and much of that information is only marginally relevant; and 4) there is more distortion of information in society. On a more positive note, there is a greater emphasis on fact-based decision-making in many organizations that creates a need for decision support. Overall, a complex decision-making environment creates a need for computerized decision support. Decision support refers to a broad concept that prescribes using computerized systems and other analytical tools to assist individuals and groups in decision-making.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

04/27/2017 Blackbaud's Intelligence for Good™ transforms Artificial Intelligence into impact. Check release.

04/27/2017 Campus Management partners with Burning Glass Technologies to deliver actionable job market analytics to Higher Ed. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 12th Annual Conference of the Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.

2. EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), May 29-31, 2017, Namur, Belgium. Check here.

3. Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2017), August 10-12, 2017, Boston, MA. Check here.


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