Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
December 20, 2020 Vol. 21, No. 26

Inaugural newsletter issue was May 10, 2000, this is issue 536.

In this issue

1) What are ethics and privacy issues related to using DSS?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are ethics and privacy issues related to using DSS?

by Daniel J. Power

Using a decision support system (DSS) is sometimes associated with making hard choices, contested issues, and applying high standards. One set of issues that can create problems associated with building and using a DSS is easy to minimize or overlook. These issues relate to the ethics of using a specific DSS or privacy issues raised by using specific data in a DSS. Both managers and MIS professionals need to be sensitive to ethics and privacy issues.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

12/15/2020 Nuvi transforms modern social data with 250+ visualizations. Check release.

12/15/2020 QAnon is two different people, shows machine learning analysis from OrphAnalytics. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. 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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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."


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