Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 23, 2017 Vol. 18, No. 15

In this issue

1) How do data-driven, data-based and data-informed decision making differ?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How do data-driven, data-based and data-informed decision making differ?

by Ciara Heavin and
Daniel J. Power

Managers are preoccupied with making better use of data internal organizational data, customer data, supplier data, and market data to name a few major data sources. Major data challenges include the increasing volumes of varied data, mixed data quality, data security, generating insights from data, using analytics better and identifying new opportunities to derive value from existing data. At the heart of these data challenges is the question of how data can be used to help improve managerial and organizational decision making processes and hence business outcomes. Some advocate for data-driven decision making, others for data-based or data-informed decision making. It is important to understand these differing approaches to using data in decision making.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/19/2017 IBM expands Global Cloud data center presence with four new facilities. Check release.

07/19/2017 Top analyst firms name Teradata a leader in six evaluation reports. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

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

2. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 48th Annual Meeting, November 18-20, 2017, Washington, D.C. Check here.

3. Submission deadline December 15, 2017 for the 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.


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