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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
September 2, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 18


In this issue

1) What is a decision system?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

Check Power, D., C. Heavin, J. McDermott & M. Daly (2018), "Defining business analytics: an empirical approach," Journal of Business Analytics, 1:1, 40-53, DOI: 10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605 . Link to this article at https://doi.org/10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605.


1) What is a decision system?

by Daniel J. Power,
Ciara Heavin,
and Peter Keenan

A decision system is a collection of information-processing components that interact to make decisions. Decision systems may solely involve people components or may include components like computer-based applications, routines, and technologies. Decision systems have a variety of purposes including making routine decisions, monitoring and controlling processes, and assisting decision makers in semi-structured or unstructured decision situations. This umbrella term includes both decision automation and decision support system technologies and applications. In general, a decision system is a set of interacting people, methods, procedures and routines for making decisions or supporting decision processes. Organizational decisions are made by simple or complex decision systems.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

08/30/2018 TeraThink awarded a prime position for DoD improved Dashboard Analytics and Workflow Support (IDAWS). Check release.

08/28/2018 Cloudera leads the way in data warehousing for hybrid cloud. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17-19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check http://dssresources.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&id=415.

2. Call for Papers: ICDSST 2019, May 27-29, 2019, Madiera, Portugal. Check http://dssresources.com/news/5024.php. Deadline submission of full papers: 30 November 2018.

3. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check call. Deadline: 30 December 2018.

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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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