Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 15, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 21

In this issue

1) What are pros and cons of self-service data analytics tools?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are pros and cons of self-service data analytics tools?

by Daniel J. Power

Many managers and employees want more direct access to proprietary organization data. Vendors promote more direct analysis and offer to sell tools to provide the access. The fundamental issue is who should have access to what data and what analyses and tasks can and should an individual authorized user be able to perform. Investigating this broad question should highlight more specific pros and cons for a given organizations. More access is not necessarily an answer to gaining more value from expanding data sources. This column discusses the pros and cons more generally which should help guide the debate on data access and self-service analysis in a specific organization. One size does not fit all.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/10/2017 Tableau celebrates 10th anniversary of Global Customer Conference with 14,000 data enthusiasts. Check release.

10/10/2017 Kogni wins the Great Learning Data Science Award for the 'Best Big Data Implementation of the year' at Cypher 2017. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. November 30, 2017 Submission Full papers ICDSST-PROMETHEE DAYS 2018: 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 22-25 May 2018. Check here.

2. Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium: Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformation, December 10, 2017, Seoul, South Korea. Check here.

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

4. 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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