Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 25, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 22

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 532.

In this issue

1) How many DSS related pages are on the Web in Fall 2020?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) How many DSS related pages are on the Web in Fall 2020?

by Daniel J. Power

For many years, I have been tracking search engine results for the phrases "decision support systems", "decision support", and "DSS". This column reviews past and current results from web searches. Currently in October 2020 a simple search using Google yields the following results "decision support systems" 16,500,000 results, "decision support" 24,200,000 results, and "DSS" 114,000,000 results. The content has increased significantly since AltaVista searches were conducted in 1997.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/23/2020 IBM unveils new capabilities for preserving aging infrastructure using AI, 3D Modeling and data capture. Check release.

10/20/2020 Alteryx Partners with Adobe to advance marketing insights with Alteryx Analytic Process Automation. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. ICIS 2020 is Going Virtual on December 13-16, 2020, with pre-ICIS events beginning on December 12. Check the website at URL

2. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check


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