Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 07, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 01

In this issue

1) What steps can lead to digital transformation?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What steps can lead to digital transformation?

by Daniel J. Power

Digital transformation is an ongoing and evolving process of change that is focused on generating, analyzing and using digital data to improve the overall functioning and success of an organization. Organizations are at various stages of adoption, innovation and implementation. Digital transformation maturity refers to how much progress has been made by a specific organization. Realistically, the endpoint of digital transformation is a moving target for most organizations. What seemed remotely possible a few years ago is often now taken for granted as a standard or routine change. Managers do need some progress benchmarks, but transformation is a journey more than a static goal. Managers must anticipate the transformation possibilities and plan for technology advances and improvements.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

01/03/2018 Top 4 product groups on Amazon account for $23B in 2017, new report estimates. Check release.

01/03/2018 Hospital Sisters Health System selects Health Catalyst Data Operating System to support outcomes improvement. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Extended to January 10, 2018 submission deadline 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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