DSS Research Resources began publishing decision support related materials on the World Wide Web during summer 1995. From October 2, 1995 to January 1, 1997, the DSS Research Resources website transmitted more than 300,000 files to visitors from more than 50 countries. In 1997, almost 1500 files per day were transmitted from a Quarterdeck WebStar server running on an Apple Macintosh IIci at http://power.cba.uni.edu/ and from a SUN Sparc 4 workstation running Netscape Commerce server at URL http://dss.cba.uni.edu.
By 1997, the DSS Research Resources home page had been transmitted to more than 12,000 distinct visitors (IP addresses). Approximately, 20% of the visitors had been at nodes located at U.S. Universities and more than 30% of the visitors had been at nodes of U.S. and multinational companies including Bell Atlantic, Cray Research, Chevron, Duke Power, Dupont, Hewlett Packard, IBM Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Polaroid, Sony and Xerox.
The name of the site was changed to DSS Resources in Spring 1998. The domain name DSSResources.com was registered at that time with Internic. In late 1998 and early January 1999, DSS Resources moved to a second generation design with a new logo and format. The revised DSS Resources home page was posted January 15, 1999.
My son Alex and I activated the DSSResources.COM web site on September 28, 1999.
Alex Power still helps me with some technical issues, but he is now a full-time employee at Google and the b-eye-network now provides hosting and support for DSSResources.com.
Thanks everyone for 12 years of DSS Resources and especialy for 8 years as DSSResources.com. Without visitors, subscribers and advertisers and my interest in the topic, the site would not continue to exist. Please let me know how we can enhance our site and I am always looking for quality content, articles, cases and interviews.
Posted September 28, 2007 10:49 AM
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