Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 10, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 12

In this issue

1) What are example uses of business analytics?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are example uses of business analytics?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

According to Google Trends, business analytics has become a popular concept with search interest for the term steadily increasing since December 2011. When compared to data analytics, business analytics is not however as popular in Google search. Perhaps data analytics is more general or people in business have less need to search for the term than in the past. In March 2018, business analytics had a relative search score of 42 and data analytics had a score of 96. In December 2011, both terms were at about 10. There are many business and data analytics articles and examples available online, in some sources an analytics tool like credit scoring is categorized inconsistently as either type of analytics.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

06/07/2018 Gridsum joins Artificial Intelligence Industry Alliance. Check release.

06/06/2018 Maxim Healthcare and Leidos partner to develop next-generation population health tools. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. AMCIS 2018 Digital Disruption August 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA Check

2. DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check

3. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.


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